Belle Maman


A man meets his mother-in-law for the first time on his wedding day, and is immediately smitten. As time goes by, he pursues her, even back to her home in the Bahamas. She is about to marry someone else, and his wife has just had a baby, which leads to difficult moral questions: should the mother sacrifice her happiness for her daughter's?
French with English subtitles.


102 minutes.
No persons under 16 .
Comedy, On the Art Circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Lindon, Mathilda Seigner
Director
Gabriel Aghion
ScreenplayGabriel Aghion, Daniele Thompson
MusicBruno Coulais
CinematographyRoamin Winding
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor Pictures
Made in1999
Produced byCaméra One, Arena Films, TF1 Films Productions





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
12
Cape Argus
Owen Williams
10
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
1
The Star
Joanna Rix
14
Die Burger
Francois Smith
5
SA City Life
Tony Jackman
10

What the People say

Internet
20 Netizens
13

Average .. 46%

9

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Solyda Soum (18) 18

Average .. 90%

18

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: On the good side, there are lots of good laughs in the dialogue. There is also a scene which takes restroom antics way beyond anything you've ever seen on Ally McBeal. On the bad side, the story is overly long, with too many unnecessary characters and situations which could have been cut. It was kinda weird to hear everyone in the Bahamas speaking French...

Solyda Soum (18): It is fanny to see a man fall in love with his mother-in-law. And I like hearing Catherine Deneuve singing.






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