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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs / Preparez Vos Mouchoirs

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Tookey's Rating
5 /10
Average Rating
7.50 /10
Gerard Depardieu , Patrick Dewaere , Carole Laure
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Directed by: Bertrand Blier
Written by: Bertrand Blier

Released: 1977
Origin: France/ Belgium
Length: 109


Husband (Gerard Depardieu) tries to make his wife (Carole Laure) less frigid by finding her a lover.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Offbeat black comedy, not very funny but a good deal more enjoyable than Blier's previous film along the same lines, Les Valseuses (Going Places). Depardieu and Dewaere continue their partnership from that film, and work well together. Despite critical acclaim for the film's eagerness to tackle taboo topics, it's all oddly pointless, unless it is to show the dislocation between sex and emotion; and there's something unpleasantly creepy about the denouement, where the wife finds sexual fulfilment with a 13 year-old.

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