Dry Cleaning (1997)



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This French-Spanish drama depicts a flat marriage that picks up a few new wrinkles. Nicole (Miou-Miou) and Jean-Marie Kunstler (Charles Berling) have run their small-town dry-cleaning shop for 15 years. When they visit a local night club, they see the brother-sister act of Loic (Stanislas Merhar) and Marilyn (Mathilde Seigner), who perform under the name Queens of the Night, and the four soon become friends. Later, the Kuntslers visit Basel, Switzerland, where the siblings are appearing. They learn the team is splitting up and invite the bisexual Loic to help at their shop. He accepts, and his presence alters their outlook on life. Shown at the 1997 Venice and Toronto film festivals.


as Nicole Kunstler
Charles Berling
as Jean-Marie Kunstler
Gerard Blanc
as Bertrand
Betty Petristy
as Madame Bertrand
Bobby Pacha
as Patron du Ranch
Joelle Gregorie
as Travestie aux bananes
Pascal Allio
as Danseur
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Critic Reviews for Dry Cleaning

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2)

Fontaine laces her story with enough humor, suspense and insight to lift the plot far above the merely sleazy and titillating.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

stimulates ongoing thinking and plants a solid emotional whammy that cannot be ignored

Jan 1, 2000

Has quite a few sordid moments.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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