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Hometown Blue

Le bleu des villes

Directed by Stéphane Brizé
France, 1999
Comedy, Drama


Solange works as a meter maid in the town she grew up in, issuing tickets to angry motorists. But when her successful high school pal, Mylene, visits town for a book signing, Solange’s latent discontent rises to the surface and she begins to question the path her life has taken.

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Hometown Blue
Directed by Stéphane Brizé

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1999 | Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

Toronto International Film Festival

1999 | Contemporary World Cinema

Göteborg Film Festival


Deauville Film Festival

1999 | Winner: Michel d'Ornano Award

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