Saturday, November 30, 2013

French Twist

1995 French Feature
Alternate Title: Gazon maudit

Cast: Victoria Abril, Josiane Balasko, Alain Chabat, Ticky Holgado, Catherine Hiegel, Catherine Samie, Catherine Lachens, Katrine Boorman and Miguel Bosé
Director: Josiane Balasko
Writers: Patrick Aubrée and Josiane Balasko, Telsche Boorman (story)

After learning of her husband's infidelities, a housewife invites her lesbian lover to move in with them, creating a unique ménage à trois.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 55% / Audience: 62%

  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available


  • César Award for Best Screenplay, Original or Adaptation.
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

  • The original French title is untranslatable, but "Cursed Lawn" or "Dreadful Lawn" (crude expressions for pubic hair) are close approximations.
  • A rare French film to have a dubbed theatrical version for English audiences.
  • France's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 1995 Academy Awards.

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