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      Olga's Chignon

      2003 1h 35m Drama Romance List
      Reviews 67% Audience Score 250+ Ratings After the death of his mother, Julien (Hubert Benhamdine) gives up the piano, which had been a huge part of his life while she was alive. Finding it hard to move on, Julien seeks refuge in his relationships, both with his best friend, Alice (Nathalie Boutefeu), and a young bookstore clerk he lusts after, Olga (Delphine Rollin). His sister, Emma (Florence Loiret-Caille), uses sexuality to cope, while his father, Gilles (Serge Riaboukine), finds it difficult to concentrate on his work. Read More Read Less

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 4/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Tom Dawson BBC.com Rated: 4/5 Oct 22, 2003 Full Review Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall There's a natural wry humour that makes this watchable, even though it's essentially yet another oblique and talky French film. Rated: 2.5/5 Oct 15, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member very impressive film by such a young director, i really liked the son julien, but the title is misleading, less about olga and her bun, more about julien and alice. and charlie chaplin. nice tap dancing. shame we never saw any piano though. i kind of felt there should have been more focus on the father and his aspirations too. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member This film won an award "For its cinematic fluency in service of an intricately conceived and delivered story of love and loss" but I didn't like it because the characters were mostly unconvincing, whilst the story was all over the place, without being one of those stories that benefits from such haphazardness. It felt like a film that would be good to see on a summer's evening at an outdoor screening, with a glass of wine and a picnic. The scene where Pascal's wife kissed Gilles made me feel very tearful - the way in which he sat down..... but what was the link to Chaplin and 'The Circus'? Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member wow just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a decent movie 2 watch...its got a really good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie...i think that the director of this Art House & International movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie its a really good Art House & International movie 2 watch n its in subtitles throughout Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Ordinary life can be beautiful too. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member A calm film about all sorts of love and relationships. It was okay, nice characters... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After the death of his mother, Julien (Hubert Benhamdine) gives up the piano, which had been a huge part of his life while she was alive. Finding it hard to move on, Julien seeks refuge in his relationships, both with his best friend, Alice (Nathalie Boutefeu), and a young bookstore clerk he lusts after, Olga (Delphine Rollin). His sister, Emma (Florence Loiret-Caille), uses sexuality to cope, while his father, Gilles (Serge Riaboukine), finds it difficult to concentrate on his work.
      Director
      Jérôme Bonnell
      Producer
      Joel Frages, Elise Jalladeau, Arnauld de Battice, Sylvain Goldberg
      Screenwriter
      Jérôme Bonnell
      Genre
      Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 17, 2006
      Runtime
      1h 35m