'Merci la Vie' Movie Review Summary

Actors: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anouk Grinberg, Michel Blanc, Jean Carmet, Annie Girardot, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Jacob

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'MERCI LA VIE' (Thank You, Life) is a French movie written and directed by Bertrand Blier in 1990. It earned seven nominations for the 1991 French Academy awards but only Jean Carmet won the César award in the Best Supporting Actor category.

Camille (Gainsbourg) makes the acquaintance of Joëlle (Grinberg) while preparing for her final exams on the Atlantic French coast. Joëlle is an easy girl who is not lucky with the men she encounters: she always gets molested. Both girls decide to hit the road and seduce all the men who will cross their path. We soon understand that Joëlle is suffering from a deadly sexual disease she will spread throughout the country.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   seeing full frontal--men Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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