Mademoiselle Chambon Synopsis
A happily married man volunteers at his son's school and begins to fall in love with a teacher.
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The Hollywood Reporter

The simplest of stories can be elevated by first-rate acting and directing. Consider Stephane Brize's Mademoiselle Chambon, a French film...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Lindon is a strong, sensitive actor, heir to the stoic French working-class tradition of Jean Gabin and Lino Ventura. And not enough can be...
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
People fall in love in every country, but nowhere is the experience put on film with the flawless style, empathy and emotion the French...
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88

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Working from a well-thought-out script co-written by director Stéphane Brizé, the two stars deliver impressive, understated performances.
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85

NPR

By Jeannette Catsoulis
As its brilliantly choreographed -- and appropriately modest -- climax proves, given the right ingredients, even the simplest story can...
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75

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
There's a restraint to Mademoiselle Chambon that's more English than French. Emotions get repressed more often than expressed.
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60

Boxoffice Magazine

By Wade Major
Offers the kind of intimate, naturalistic look at human interaction that recalls the heyday of Eric Rohmer.
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60

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
A train station finale is textbook tearjerker territory, but it still teems with exquisite sorrow.
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60

Empire

By David Parkinson
A subtle and sensual character study.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Although it deals with some monumental themes, Mademoiselle Chambon also feels wispy and inconsequential.
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