Martha, Martha

by Sandrine Veysset1h372001France

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Martha is hardly an ideal mother to her six-year-old daughter Lise, and while her husband Reymond is loving and sympathetic, he isn't sure what to do for her. Reymond makes a meager income selling used clothing at a flea market, and Martha is hard put to support the family's budget on what he earns. Martha has a checkered past and a less than cordial relationship with her family, and when she decides to visit her parents, they coldly tell her they were hoping her sister Marie, currently living in Spain, had stopped by instead. Stung by the incident, Martha decides she wants to talk to her sister, and she drags Reymond and Lise along for a Spanish vacation they can ill afford. As it turns out, Marie and her husband Juan aren't much happier to see Martha than her parents were, and a night out at a restaurant turns into a bitter quarrel when Martha's neuroses get the better of her.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Production Compagny : Arte France Cinéma, CNC - Centre National de la Cinématographie, Canal +, Ognon Pictures, Gimages
    • Costume Design : Nathalie Raoul
    • Editing : Nelly Quettier
    • Set Decoration : Thomas Peckre
    • Director : Sandrine Veysset
    • Scenario : Sandrine Veysset, Sébastien Régnier
    • Photo Director : Hélène Louvart
    • Original Music : François Maurel
    • Producer : Humbert Balsan
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Year of production : 2001
    • French release date : 3 octobre 2001
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : French

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