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270 Ratings

The Lacemaker

La dentellière

Directed by Claude Goretta
Switzerland, West Germany, 1977
Drama, Romance


Béatrice (Isabelle Huppert), known as Pomme, works at a hairdressing salon. She meets and falls in love with François, a student and they live together. Aware of their social differences, François tries to persuade Pomme to give up her job and study.

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The Lacemaker Directed by Claude Goretta

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1977 | Winner: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

BAFTA Awards

1978 | Winner: Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

Critics reviews

My heart broke when François, so tender and protective early in the film, runs ahead of Béatrice, leaving her to cross a busy street by herself.
January 04, 2019
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