Celestial Clockwork

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Celestial Clockwork ★★½ Mecaniques Celestes 1994

Runaway Venezuelan bride Ana (Gil), an aspiring opera singer, takes off for Paris clutching her Maria Callas poster. God must protect the innocent because she meets a friendly cabbie, immediately finds a place to live, and gets the perfect singing teacher, a cranky Russian emigre named Grigorief (Debrane). In fact, the only problem in this Cinderella's life is jealous would-be star Celeste (Dombasle), who wants the same lead theatrical role that Ana is also interested in. French with subtitles. 85m/C VHS, DVD . FR Ariadna Gil, Arielle Dombasle, Evelyne Didi, Frederic Longbois, Lluis Homar, Michel Debrane; D: Fina Torres; W: Fina Torres; C: Ricardo Aronovich; M: Michel Musseau, Francois Farrugia.