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LES BUREAUX DE DIEU

by Claire Simon

synopsis

Djamila wants to start taking the Pill because things with her boyfriend are getting serious. Zoe’s mother gives her condoms but calls her a whore. Nedjma hides her pills outside, because her mother searches her bag. Helen thinks she’s too fertile. Clemence is afraid. Adeline wants to keep it, Margot too. Maria Angela wants to find out who got her pregnant. Ana Marie has chosen love and liberty. Anne, Denise, Marta, Yasmine, Milena are counselors who receive and listen to all these women wonder how sexual freedom is possible. Here, everyone laughs and cries and is overwhelmed. They dance, smoke on the balcony. They come incognito to recount their story, be it ordinary or incredible.

original title: Les Bureaux de Dieu
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Elle Driver
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Claire Simon
film run: 142'
screenplay: Claire Simon, Nadège Trebal
cast: Anne Alvaro, Nathalie Baye, Michel Boujenah, Rachida Brakni, Isabelle Carré, Lolita Chammah, Béatrice Dalle
cinematography by: Philippe Van Leeuw, Claire Simon
film editing: Julien Lacheray
art director: Raymond Sarti
costumes designer: Nathalie Raoul
music: Arthur Simon
producer: Richard Copans, Philippe Carcassonne, Philippe Kaufmann
production: Les Films d'Ici, Ciné@
distributor: Shellac Distribution

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