La Mandarine (1972)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France , Italy   |  
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

Director Edouard Molinaro is better known for his later film Le Cage Aux Folles. In La Mandarine, an eccentric family runs a luxury hotel in Paris. They are not extremely interested in the business they run, preferring instead to dote on the family's grandmother. Things get lively when a good-looking Englishman (Murray Head) comes to stay. He manages to court (and thrill) three female generations of the innkeeping family but finally decides to marry the granddaughter of the clan, whom he has made pregnant.




business, family-business, love, pregnancy, romance