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Jérôme Bonnell

Le chignon d'Olga

Edition 2003
96' - 2002 - Drama, Comedy, Romance - Dialogue: French
Director: Jérôme Bonnell With: Hubert Benhamdine, Nathalie Boutefeu, Florence Loiret Caille, Serge Raiboukine
Le Chignon d'Olga is a very intelligent ensemble film, made with great psychological insight reminiscent in its matter-of-fact nature and subtlety of the films of Eric Rohmer. A closely knit, young family becomes totally dislocated by the death of the mother. The members of the family all cope in very different ways with this tragedy and go looking for a new balance in their lives. For the children, this process coincides with growing up. The youngest son, still a child, is confused and insecure; the working daughter takes on several of her mother's responsibilities, alongside her own worries about growing up and sex; and the charming father, adrift and tormented by memories, sets out uncertainly looking for new relationships. This film is not important for any radical standpoints or innovative form, but for revealing mechanisms in love relationships and within families, for its insight into the emotions and its meticulous sketch of a small town.

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Jérôme Bonnell


Hubert Benhamdine, Nathalie Boutefeu, Florence Loiret Caille, Serge Raiboukine


Jérôme Bonnell

Director of Photography

Pascal Lagriffoul


Joel Farges

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Countries of production

Belgium, France



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