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by Catherine Corsini


At 20, Laurence is always ready to fall in love. As a result, lovers either cheat on her or dump her! When her mother dies, Laurence decides to find Renée, her grandmother, whom she hasn't seen since she was a child. Renée isn't particularly keen on seeing her granddaughter again... Her naivety annoys her immensely. Renée offers Laurence to train her in her art of living. An art that consists of a few basic rules: seduce a rich man, marry him as soon as possible, quickly rid yourself of him (discreetly but permanently), pocket his life insurance premium, use it selfishly and... start all over again. Laurence allows her unusual grandmother to train her. But it's a risky game...

international title: The Very Merry Widows
original title: Mariées mais pas trop
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Catherine Corsini
film run: 99'
release date: FR 09/07/2003, LU 18/07/2003, BE 20/08/2003
screenplay: Catherine Corsini, Philippe Blasband, Christophe Morand
cast: Jane Birkin, Emilie Dequenne, Pierre Richard, Clovis Cornillac, Jérémie Elkaïm, Laurent Grevill, Amira Casar, Pierre Laroche
cinematography by: Jeanne Lapoirie
film editing: Yannick Kergoat
art director: Françoise Dupertuis
costumes designer: Marielle Robaut
music: Krishna Levy
producer: Philippe Martin, Jacques-Henri Bronckart
production: Les Films Pelléas, Versus Production
distributor: Mars Films Distribution, Cinéart (BE), Audiovisual Enterprises (GR)
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