La Lectrice (The Reader)

1988

La Lectrice (The Reader)

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At the suggestion of a friend, Constance (Miou-Miou) places an ad in the paper offering her services as a reader in this romantic comedy drama. Her job leads her to a variety of employers and occasional romantic involvement. Maria Casares plays the widow of an East European general who has Constance read Tolstoy and Marx. Pierre Dux is the local magistrate who prefers to hear the memoirs of the Marquis de Sade. She also has an affair with a harried business executive played by Patrick Chesnais. This film was named the "Best Feature" at the 1988 Montreal World Film Festival.

Cast

Miou-Miou
as Constance / Marie
Christian Ruché
as Jean/Philippe
María Casares
as General's Widow
Patrick Chesnais
as Company Director
Pierre Dux
as Magistrate
Sylvie Laporte
as Francoise
Brigitte Catillon
as Eric's Mother/Jocelyne
Michel Raskine
as Man at Agency
Christian Blanc
as Marie's Tutor
Simon Eine
as Hospital Professor
André Wilms
as Man in Rue Saint-Landry
Clotilde de Bayser
as Coralie's Mother
Hito Jaulmes
as L'Ami d'Eric
Bérangère Bonvoisin
as Joel's Mother/Hotel Waitress
Jean-Luc Boutte
as Police Inspector
Leo Campion
as Eric's Grandfather
Maria de Medeiros
as Silent Nurse
Isabelle Janier
as Talkative Nurse
Sylvie Jean
as Agency Secretary
Gabriel Barakian
as Jocelyne's Husband
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