Mademoiselle Chambon

Mademoiselle Chambon

DVD - 2010 | French
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Jean is a burly and happily married housing contractor. One fateful afternoon, he picks up his son from school and meets the teacher, a willowy beauty named Mademoiselle Chambon. Their flirtation slowly builds over lingering glances and an impromptu violin solo in Chambon's apartment. Jean soon comes to a crossroads, having to choose between the intensity of his bond with Chambon or the responsibility and care he feels for his wife and child. Special features included.


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Jul 19, 2018

Excellent film, very well scripted and acting throughout. The affair affects both M Chambon and Jean differently and yet the same. The music, scenery and simply done story line will grasp you and pull at your heart strings.

Oct 11, 2015

Lovely "little movie" - and so beautifully played by all. A story of attraction that unfolds naturally. *Highly recommended*

Aug 02, 2014

Lame 0n Ms. Shame 0n for getting her game 0n with Mr. Blame 0n.

Feb 26, 2014

Interesting story-drama! A bit slow at times..Likeable..

Jan 29, 2014

Jean, his loving wife and son live a simple, happy life. At his son's homeroom teacher Madamoiselle Chambon's request, he volunteers as substitute teacher and starts to fall for her delicate and elegant charm. His ordinary life between family and work starts to falter.

Jan 28, 2014

J’ai adoré ce film, même si je ne suis pas un amateur d’histoires d’amour. Le scénario nous tient en haleine jusqu’à la fin et les personnages sont très bien campés. Le jeu des acteurs est de grande qualité et je recommande très fortement ce film.

harrybrowne Aug 27, 2013

Beautiful film. Vincent Lindon is a splendid actor and he and (his real life wife) Sandrine Kiberlain wonderfully portray a building romance, bound by a mutual love of music. Touching, evocative and so very human.

Apr 07, 2013

This is another case of the French striking daring paths with their film-making. Directed by Stéphane Brizé, this romantic film is all surfaces, subtle acting and poignant silences. To like it, you'll be best off if in the mood for a rhapsodic film that leans rather heavily on pregnant gazes and sharp guesswork.

The sparse dialogue behind the story calls on inferring the characters' motives. The title's teacher (played by Sandrine Kiberlain) suffers from some unexplained previous damage, yet she remains open to a new venture. Vincent Lindon plays the man attracted to her, but with his own reasons - perhaps infidelity - for his hesitation.

That may seem apt when it's about this couple's gravitating towards the inevitable, since it provides your imagination with more than the usual amount of room to roam. When it comes to grasping how things come apart, the minimal dialogue makes understanding what's what rather less certain, which is another thing entirely.

If you plan to see this, be ready for a lot of abstracted looks and Hesiodic hesitations, plus strains of Elgar's violin music and a romantic plot bringing them all together. I'd recommend, after seeing it, a table in a quiet restaurant and the company of someone special to puzzle it out.

Oct 05, 2012

A wonderful story depicting really interesting relationships between just regular people. It's refreshing to find I kind of liked some people I didn't think I would. Take heart regular people everywhere - what feels uneventful and boring may really be adding up to MEAN something - hang in there! I 'd recommend this to young people who may not have had the benefit of seeing a multifaceted male character making tough choices before. Maybe they'll only watch it for extra credit in french class, but they'll remember it for the scenes with grandpa or the feel of the train platform at the end. Oh, and don't miss the deleted scenes - they tell a story all their own.

voisjoe1 Jul 16, 2012

A mason with a wife and son becomes attracted to his son's teacher. The mason and teacher long for each other and the audience sees their desire and restraint as it is beautifully filmed. We watch and wonder if it better for them if their relationship is consummated. Trapping the audience emotionally in the relationship may parallel the man and woman as they themselves do not know if they should carry the relationship further.

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