Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle

Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (French: Quatre aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle) is a 1987 French comedy-drama film written and directed by Éric Rohmer, starring Joëlle Miquel, Jessica Forde, Philippe Laudenbach, Marie Rivière and Fabrice Luchini.

Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle
Theatrical release poster
FrenchQuatre aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle
Directed byÉric Rohmer
Written byÉric Rohmer
Produced byMargaret Ménégoz
CinematographySophie Maintigneux
Edited byMaría Luisa García
Music byJean-Louis Valéro
Distributed byLes Films du losange
Release date
  • 4 February 1987 (1987-02-04) (France)
Running time
99 minutes
Box office$575,000[1]

Synopsis Edit

The film consists of four episodes in the relationship of two young women: Reinette, a country girl, and Mirabelle, a Parisian. The first episode, "L'Heure bleue" ("The Blue Hour"), recounts their meeting, and Reinette's wish to share the blue hour, a moment of silence between the natural sounds of the night and the dawn. The second episode, "Le Garçon de café" ("The Waiter"), centers on a café and a difficult waiter. In the third, "Le Mendiant, la Kleptomane et l'Arnaqueuse" ("The Beggar, the Kleptomaniac and the Hustler"), the girls discuss their differing views on people at the margins of society: beggars, thieves and swindlers. In the fourth episode, "La Vente du tableau" ("Selling the Painting"), Reinette and Mirabelle succeed in selling one of Reinette's paintings to an art dealer, while Reinette pretends to be mute and Mirabelle, acting as if she does not know Reinette, does all the talking.

Cast Edit

"The Waiter"

"The Beggar, the Kleptomaniac and the Hustler"

"Selling the Painting"

  • Fabrice Luchini as the art dealer
  • Marie Bouteloup and Françoise Valier as visitors in the gallery

References Edit

  1. ^ "Quatre aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle (1987)". JP Box-Office (in French).

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