Synopsis: Paris, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman, lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she's not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband have kept her fantasy. The problem begins when she decides to perform in front of a real audience.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Xavier Giannoli
  6 wins & 14 nominations.
129 min



I am a singer...

I come to make a replacement.

I was told to present myself at the entrance ...

My name is Hazel Klein.

There are false invitations

circulating ...

You're late Mademoiselle.

I'm sorry, but I live

two hours from Paris and ...

I came on foot from the station.

Excuse me, do you know who I have to

address about my salary?

Do not worry, Mademoiselle.

Madame will be very generous.

You have some other shoes with you?

No, but ... I can clean them.

Do not worry, Mademoiselle.

This is a work

charity, right?

Yes, the "war orphans", yes.

If that doesn't make you want to

set everything on fire?

Hey look, it's the Queen Mother.

She is rich!

Oh yes.

What does that matter?

I like it so much Kiril.





Do you have something against

poetry dear Madame?

My God no.

I write myself.

To a good time !

Kiril von Priest.

The paintings are also of me

They are very nice.

How would you like to invest in

a gallery, Princess?



Ah, yes, it is much more elegant.

Thank you but I have to sing.

Lucien Beaumont.


- Shh.

I came incognito.

I know your name.

You write very unfair things about

a friend of mine in your newspaper.

Alice Jardinet.

Oh yes ... She sang ...

like a frog, right?

It did make many suffer.

No ... it made her very good.

What is this ?

What is she singing?

In fact Madame Dumont came to

hear me singing in the conservatory.

She was looking for someone

for a duet and ...

I was told that it paid well.

Have you already heard her sing?


But mostly she sings

for her friends, I think.

In concert.

Apparently yes.

It is going to be soon

your concert, Mademoiselle.

The shoes...

Thats perfect.

Thank you.

She is not eager for

you to listen, the Marguerite?

She is already looking at us

if you want to know.

What do you mean ?

There are holes in the

large painting in the living room.

It was herself who told me.

It seems she is still waiting for her

husband to be here to start singing.

You see...

There is a lot of things

you dont know.

And ... where is the husband?

...OK with me,

so here goes ...

I made them myself ...

You still do not have

news of my husband?

He is going to arrive soon Madame.

It's always the same thing...

Do not worry.

I will return shortly, Caruso.


Well ... Come on ... here we go?

Notify me as soon as my husband arrives.

He has to have a problem ...


Congratulations ladies.



Our association is always

happy to introduce you to

new and beautiful voices.

Bravo ... really well done.

This quarter, the Amadeus Circle

is pleased to support

the orphans of the war.

Our friend Fraoise Bellaire

is available to you in the lobby

to collect donations.

These orphans are our children.

The children of France.

We know how you can

all be very generous.

It was beautiful, Mademoiselle.

And yet I know that it is not

not an easy air.

Thanks a lot Madame.

The orchestra, it went alright?

Yes, very well.

They are very good musicians.

Thank you.

And now...

the moment that we're all waiting for.

Once again...

our friend the Baroness Marguerite Dumont

offers a very ambitious recital.

Music ... who among us loves it

with as much generosity?

... humility ... and especially ...


It is with immense joy

I ask you to welcome

our benefactor ...

Baroness Marguerite Dumont ...

So ... Either you enter or

you leave Monsieur.

but don't leave the door open.

It's unbearable.

Does she always sings like that?

Oh no...

She has improved a lot ...

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Xavier Giannoli

Xavier Giannoli (born 7 March 1972) is a French film director, screenwriter and producer. In 2010 he was named a Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. more…

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