Dry Cleaning Movie Review Summary

Actors: Charles Berling, Miou-Miou, Stanislas Merhar, Mathilde Seigner

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DRY CLEANING (Nettoyage sec) is a french movie written and directed by Anne Fontaine in 1997.
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Nicole (Miou-Miou) and Jean-Marie (Berling) Knstner run a little dry-cleaning business in the city of Belfort, France. Their life is dedicated to work and they enjoy only scarce moments of rest. One evening, at a gay night-club, they attend a brother/sister drag performing duo that appeals to them. The following day, they come back and make the acquaintance of the performers Loc and Marilyn who invite Nicole and Jean-Marie in their hotel room. Everybody is sexually aroused but Jean-Marie decides that it's too much for the evening and leaves with his wife, after having paid Loc.

Nicole has been deeply marked by this experience and she's not as motivated in her work as she used to since. In order to please his wife, Jean-Marie organizes a week-end in Basel, Switzerland to meet Loc and Marilyn who have an engagement at a local club. During the week-end, Marilyn decides to end her artistic partnership with her brother and leaves for Spain. Jean-Marie asks Loc to stay a few days with him and Nicole.

Now Loc is living with the Knstners and is even working at the shop. He quickly starts a romance with Nicole and tries to seduce Jean-Marie who balks at firing the young man since Nicole seems happier than ever.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   Guys cutting off weiners/girls adding them    -   Gay guys! Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Switzerland City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex with icepick Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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