Le Parfum d'Yvonne (1994)

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Director: Patrice Leconte
Cast: Hippolyte Girardot, Jean-Pierre Marielle


A young man dodging the Algerian draft by a Swiss lake in 1958 falls in with an actress and her eccentric friend.

The Review

Typically French - in the worst sense - a melancholic love story, which cuts backwards and forwards in flashback style without ever examining its characters.