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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)

Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, more...
Director: Bertrand Blier, Bertrand Blier
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Studio: Anchor Bay
Genre: Comedies, Foreign, France
Running Time: 109 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English
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Synopsis
The lightly mocking title Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Préparez Vos Mouchoirs) sets the tone for this Bertrand Blier-directed amalgam of the sentimental and sardonic. Gérard Depardieu plays an at-wit's-end husband, Raoul, who'll go to any lengths to sexually satisfy his wife, Solange (Carole Laure). Raoul decides that the best thing to cure Solange's boredom would be if she took a lover; thus, he chooses Stéphane (Patrick Dewaere) for the "job." But Stéphane isn't any more successful in arousing Solange than her husband had been. Eventually, it is a 13-year-old boy who quenches Solange's erotic yearnings. Get Out Your Handkerchiefs won a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar as well as a French César award for Best Score (by Georges Delerue). ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide



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