Smoking | 1996

Adaptation, Comedy
This comedy, along with its companion feature "No Smoking" (France/1993), deals with the relationship between chance and human determination. Two actors portray various characters in a series of vignettes, each with ...more

Cast

... Celia Teasdale

Actor

... Lionel Hepplewick

Actor

Company

Alia Films

Production Company

Arena Films

Production Company

Camera One Productions

Production Company

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Floc'h

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Synopsis

This comedy, along with its companion feature "No 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. "Smoking" emphasizes the tottering marriage of alcoholic school administrator Toby Teasdale and his insecure wife Celia; Celia's tentative relationship with jack-of-all-trades Lionel Hepplewick; and the transformation of punkette employee Sylvie Bell.

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