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Lonelytude or a Ray of Sunshine

France, 1994 (MIFF 1996, Fiction)

Director: Eric Guirado

The latest in the endless stream of quality short comic films from France Lonelytude stars Jean-Claude Dreyfus, as M Badot the deceiving neighbour of M Roux who lives next door in an apartment building. Each tries to convince the other that they have many loving friends and family with increasingly elaborate schemes. Although they can barely stand the bitterness of their respective solitude, before they can be friends they must first confront their own deceit and pride .Very funny and very poignant. (SC)

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