Mariages! | 2004
It's the morning Johanna and Benjamin' s wedding, and while the former is in the bath prior to her extensive makeup, the latter is still coming round, covered in lipstick after a night of carousing. Johanna's mom, Gabrielle, fusses about the ceremony at her sprawling home, while Benjamin's more declasse mother, Chantal, prepares for a confrontation with Gabrielle over the cost-sharing. Also on hand are the two marriage witnesses, Valentine and Alex. Their marriage is decidedly rocky, and Valentine is particularly upset when she reveals she's been having an affair for four months and he hasn't even noticed. When she won't tell him who her lover is, Alex calmly clobbers the first man she talks to. One generation up is the marriage of Micky and Hugo, who went through their own firestorm 10 years ago when Micky threatened to leave him. She now submerges her sadness in obsessive caring, while Hugo, who once had a relationship with Gabrielle, drifts around in a well-coifed, philosophical calm.