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This selection offers drama but often with a touch of comedy, and although there are some serious themes, and occasional violence or tragedy, there isn't anything too 'heavy'.

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  • L'Etudiente et Monsieur Henri

    L'Etudiente et Monsieur Henri

  • Ce Qui Nous Lie

    Ce Qui Nous Lie

  • En Equilibre

    En Equilibre

  • Médecin de Campagne

    Médecin de Campagne

  • Dans La Cour

    Dans La Cour

  • Les Adoptés

    Les Adoptés

  • Cézanne et Moi

    Cézanne et moi

  • Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti

    Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti

  • Miss Montigny

    Miss Montigny

  • Les hommes du feu

    Les hommes du feu

  • Un Homme Idéal

    Un Homme Idéal

  • Hippocrate

    Hippocrate

  • Le Concert

    Le Concert

  • Belle et Sébastien

    Belle et Sébastien

  • Prendre le large

    Prendre le large

  • Après l'hiver, le printemps

    Après l'hiver, le printemps

  • Le monde est à toi

    Le monde est à toi

  • La Villa

    La Villa

  • Primaire

    Primaire

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Miss Montigny
Miss Montigny
In Montigny, a former mining town in Belgium, Sandrine works in a supermarket promoting cheese but dreams of opening a beauty salon. She's already found a run-down premises, which her and her friend Gianna are trying to redecorate. Sandrine's mother Anna is very supportive, too much so as it ultimately turns out. Meanwhile, Anna's relationship with Sandrine's father isn't all that it should be and her life goal seems to be to help Sandrine succeed where she herself feels she has failed.

Raising money for the salon is proving to be difficult and, encouraged by her mother, Sandrine signs up for the Miss Montigny contest in the hope of winning and using the prize money to realise her dream. At the sign up Sandrine and her friend Gianna fill in the forms, guessing their vital statistics. This short-cut ends up being a big mistake.

The prospective Miss Montigny candidates are required to undergo training: comportment, singing etc., their tutor being a bit of a demanding woman. At a certain point their measurements are checked, and Sandrine is told that she is not eligible to continue as her bust measurement is too small.

Sandrine and her mother have some savings towards the beauty salon, and Sandrine decides to use some of the money to resolve the inadequacy of her breasts. This gets her back in the competition and as we watch her perform her song in the final, we all feel that surely she has won. And then they announce the first three places in reverse order, in time honoured fashion. She seems happy and confident, but the reason for her demeanour isn't quite what you would expect.
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