Mademoiselle Chambon 2009

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After the international success of NOT HERE TO BE LOVED, acclaimed French director Stphane Briz returns with MADEMOISELLE CHAMBON, a beautifully crafted tale of an unexpected romance between a married man, Jean (Vincent Lindon) and his son's school teacher, Vronique Chambon (Sandrine Kiberlain) and their desperate attempt to keep their desires from spiraling into a full-blown affair.

Starring:
Vincent Lindon,Sandrine Kiberlain
Runtime:
1 hour 40 minutes

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Mademoiselle Chambon

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, International
Director Stephane Brize
Starring Vincent Lindon, Sandrine Kiberlain
Supporting actors Aure Atika, Jean-Marc Thibault
Studio Axiom Films International Ltd
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By P. J. Salisbury TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Feb 2013
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Vincent Lindon is in a completely different role here to the husband he plays in the compulsive thriller 'Anything For Her'. In this film he is a sensitive working man who is entranced by the quiet, submissive allure of his son's teacher (Sandrine Kiberlain - 'L'Appartement', 'A Self-Made Hero', 'Petit Nicholas').

The film is a study of loneliness: the barren life of a single school teacher who exists on her own without friends or a lover; and of a man who is constrained by his male role as a manual worker but who also feels alone in a marriage where he has failed to find a way to reveal his inner thoughts to his wife. Such emptiness, however, cannot remain for long where there is a spark between two people.

Lindon and Kiberlain stumble through a minefield of conflicting conscience, attempting to reconcile new feelings with old loyalties and their sense of morality. Of all the questions raised by the film, the most significant is probably: 'Do the central characters leave the film with a greater understanding of themselves or each other?'

Another fine example of the capacity of French cinema, more than any other, to produce films of emotional complexity and sensitivity. Bravo!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Geoffrey H. Thorne on 13 Dec 2012
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This film represents the first time that I have ever seen Sandrine Kiberlain and Vincent Lindon. As a result of this particular film, it appears that I have missed a great deal, an omission that I intend to rectify over the next months.

I am amazed to see critics comment on the lack of "eventful" action. What has happened to viewers? Do they expect CGI and explosions all the time? This is, quite simply, a wonderfully acted little masterpiece. Vincent Lindon is fascinating as a manual worker who seems perfectly happy with his lot in life, until he meets his son's enigmatic teacher (Sandrine Kiberlain). She embodies an undoubtedly disappointed woman, although, apart from one clue in a telephone message from her mother, there is no definite answer as to what that sadness relates to. Her ability to express herself is through the violin, whilst Vincent Lindon's is through his work as a builder.

An attraction of opposites is a common ploy in films, but, here, there is a sublety lacking in so many other films. The attraction between the two is mainly conveyed by embarrassed glances and the quality of the acting means that this is eminently watchable, as it is done by two consummate actors. There are two scenes which are almost unbearably beautiful to watch, and many more which will stay in your memory.

Please watch this. You will not regret it (unless of course, you want CGI-generated films). Quality and good acting are what make films masterpieces. This qualifies on those two counts.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Norwegian on 7 Jun 2014
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EITHER YOU LIKE THEM OR YOU DON`T. BUT MAYBE LATER IN LIFE YOU WILL.
I LOOK AT THIS AS A GOOD INVESTMENT, AND BUY SUCH FILMS WHILE SOMEBODY STILL ARE MAKING THEM.
A BEAUTIFUL AND SAD FILM, PRESENTED BY FABULOUS ACTORS.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Warren on 31 Aug 2013
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Just loved this movie for its delicacy and shyness of the characters giving so much depth to what could have been just another romance.
Sandrine Chamberlain so beautiful.
I will watch this again .. and again ..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Miller on 19 Aug 2014
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This was an excellent film which really had a very powerful message. It had all of the elements; lots of emotions, passion, and romantic suspense. The plot was simple; an (apparently) happily married man with a devoted family falls for the attractive and somewhat mysterious village school teacher. The Chemistry is present and sets the stage for a story that could have gone in many directions. One could debate whether or not there was a happy ending. I personally thought that the ending was perfect and would not have wanted it to end in any other fashion. The background scenery of the small village and portrayal of the daily life of a French family was heartwarming. All of the characters were very decent people who were caught up in the emotions and challenges that life presents.
Now, I need to find more good movies featuring the same actors and directors. If you can handle sub titles, you will really enjoy this film !
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By youmike on 20 Jan 2013
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Particularly from Sandrine Kiberlain, who has an ethereal look. The scenes with her ex-husband are so sensitively performed. Finally, the interviews with director and cast are among the most revealing I've ever seen
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mark Twain on 22 Jun 2012
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I loved it. A picture of some of those moments that may take you out of your normal life and start a new one. If you dare.
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Quite boring. The subject matter could have been interested but frankly it was drawn out and although the actors are good as you can feel the attraction between them, the film was boring and I kept waiting for something to happen... needless to say nothing really happened. I guess you could say that Vincent Lindon's character shows a bit more loyalty than some man who would have just gone off with the teacher...... very disappointing film!!
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