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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Preparez Vouz Vos Muchoirs)

Title: 
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Preparez Vouz Vos Muchoirs)
Year: 
1977
Film Format: 
dvd
Director: 
Blier, Bernard
Language: 
French
Country: 
France
Genre: 
Comedy
Actors: 
Gerard Depardieu
Actors: 
Patrick Deware
Actors: 
Carole Laure
Film Reviews: 

Bertrand Blier's rambling, cantankerous French farce (1978) about a quiet prole (Gerard Depardieu) who thinks he can rouse his wife (Carole Laure) from a sexual coma by arranging an affair for her with a schoolteacher (Patrick Dewaere). It's vile and screamingly sexist, but that, as always with Blier Going Places, is precisely the point—the satire rebounds on the male point of view, as the female remains loomingly and frighteningly a thing apart. Essentially a celebration of Freudian fears, the film hovers somewhere between Strindberg and George Axelrod's screenplay for The Seven Year Itch. It's crude, but it moves, in often unexpected directions. By Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader