Cover image for La bûche
Title:
La bûche
Author:
Thompson, Danièle.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Fox Lorber Films : distributed by Wellspring, [2002]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
When Yvette's second husband suddenly dies days before Christmas, she turns to her three daughters from her first marriage to console her during the holidays. Not wanting their father to be alone, one of the girls invites him to Christmas dinner, forcing their parents to speak to eachother for the first time in 25 years. As their complicated lives converge, secrets are revealed that will test their love and their loyalties.
General Note:
Widescreen ed.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999.

Special features: theatrical trailer; interview with the director; filmographies; weblinks; bonus recipe.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
French
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
ISBN:
9780794201968
UPC:
720917532424
Format :
DVD

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Noted French screenwriter Daniele Thompson makes her directorial debut with this lighthearted romantic comedy. After the December 21st funeral of Yvette's (Francoise Fabian) second husband, she is consoled by the three daughters from her first marriage to Stanislas (Claude Rich), a Russian-Jewish violinist. The oldest, Lorba (Sabine Azema), lives with her father and makes a living by singing ballads in a Russian cabaret, Sonia (Emmanuelle Beart) is a fastidious middle-class housewife, and Yvette's youngest, Milla (Charlotte Gainsbourg), is a go-getting businesswoman. As Christmas celebrations gather steam, Louba learns that at age 42, she is unexpectedly pregnant by Gilbert, her married lover of 12 years. Meanwhile, Sonia develops a habit of taking five-finger discounts while shopping, and Milla takes up with a mysterious drifter who lives as a boarder in Stanislas' house. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi