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Wild Grass

The famously oblique French director Alain Resnais (Last Year at Marienbad) won a special award at the Cannes film festival for this existential comedy (2009), whose masterful technique fails to compensate for its glassy characters and mercilessly self-amused tone. The story involves an aging househusband (Andre Dussollier) who stumbles upon the lost wallet of, and falls violently in love with, a prickly dentist (Sabine Azema)—but if you're concerned with story, prepare for some serious eye-rolling from the movie's partisans. Like a flawlessly set table, this is lovely to behold and easily cleared away. With Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, and Anne Consigny.



  • Alain Resnais


  • André Dussollier
  • Sabine Azéma
  • Emmanuelle Devos
  • Mathieu Amalric
  • Anne Consigny
  • Michel Vuillermoz
  • Édouard Baer
  • Annie Cordy
  • Sara Forestier
  • Nicolas Duvauchelle
  • Vladimir Consigny


  • Jean-Louis Livi
  • Julie Salvador

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