No Smoking | 1997

Adaptation, Comedy
This comedy, along with its companion feature "Smoking" (France/1993), deals with the relationship between chance and human determination. Two actors portray various characters in a series of vignettes, each with dual ...more

Cast

... Josephine Hamilton

Actor

... Lionel Hepplewick

Actor

Company

Alia Films

Production Company

Arena Films

Production Company

Camera One Productions

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Floc'h

Production Company

Synopsis

This comedy, along with its companion feature "Smoking" (France/1993), deals with the relationship between chance and human determination. Two actors portray various characters in a series of vignettes, each with dual outcomes. After recounting the first story in a straightforward manner, the film suddenly asks "what if?" and explores a parallel universe peopled by the same characters. "No Smoking" emphasizes the tottering marriage of wimpish gentleman Miles Coombes and his hot-to-trot wife Rowena, and the friendship between Miles and alcoholic school administrator Toby Teasdale.

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