Golden Eighties (Window Shopping) (1986)





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Fannie Cottencon stars as Lilli, beauty salon owner and uncrowned queen of the shopping mall where the film, in its entirety, takes place. Delphine Seyrig costars as a mall boutique owner, suddenly confronted with her wartime lover. Before we're quite aware of it, the film has become a New Age Romeo and Juliet, complete with out-of-nowhere songs. Through plotlines as twisted as a tributy of the Colorado river, Cottencon's salon and Seyrig's boutique symbolically merge. Golden Eighties is known in the US as Window Shopping; its title was changed to avoid confusion with an earlier Chantal Akerman effort Les Annees 80s, also known as The Golden Eighties. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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Myriam Boyer
as Sylvie
as Mado
Pascale Salkin
as Pascale
Nicolas Tronc
as Robert
Marie Pillet
as The Mother
Francoise Goussard
as The saleswoman
Isabelle Gruault
as The daughter
Charles Denner
as Mr. Schwartz
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With canny cinematic references, [Akerman] evokes a post-ideological age of practical business and cultivated optimism balanced blithely between catastrophe and apocalypse.

Full Review… | February 21, 2016
New Yorker
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