Mariees Mais Pas Trop (2003)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - Belgium, France  |  
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French filmmaker Catherine Corsini co-writes and directs the black comedy Mariees Mais pas Trop (The Very Merry Widows). Jane Birkin stars as Renee, a femme fatale with a knack for making herself into a wealthy widow. Just as her latest husband's death is being investigated by insurance agent Thomas (Jeremie Elkaim), her long-lost orphaned granddaughter Laurence (Emilie Dequenne) has come looking for a place to stay. The grandmother is soon teaching the young girl everything she knows about marrying rich men on the verge of death. After Laurence meets a few of the local men, she realizes the inherent romantic possibilities with Thomas. Meanwhile, Renee actually finds herself developing real feelings for a man named Maurice (Pierre Richard).