French Twist

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French Twist ★★½ Bushwhacked; Gazon Maudit 1995 (R)

Romantic comedy about housewife Loli (Abril), tiredly coping with her realtor/husband Laurent (Chabat) and their two sons. Then Loli meets appealing stranger Marijo (Balasko), a very matter-of-fact lesbian, and when she discovers her hubby is a chronic philanderer, Loli gets revenge by inviting Marijo to move in with them. Laurent realizes he loves his wife but she's having too much fun and there's finally an interesting showdown between Laurent and Marijo over Loli. The French title, which translates literally to “Cursed Lawn,” is an old slang term for lesbian. French with subtitles. 100m/C VHS, DVD . FR Victoria Abril, Alain Chabat, Josiane Balasko, Ticky Holgado; D: Josiane Balasko; W: Josiane Balasko, Telsche Boorman; C: Gerard de Battista; M: Manuel Malou. Cesar ‘96: Writing.