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Oui, oui! This amiable whodunit offers a parade of every name-brand French actress of the past half century. The plot is hardly worth recounting, but this ought to suffice: man dies, eight women suspected. The real thrill is watching icons like Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Danielle Darrieux and Fanny Ardant break into song. (And, yes, once you hear them, you'll know it's for real.
) The songs are all about longing and secret wishes long suppressed, and that gives the film a bit more gravity than you might first expect. To dismiss the performances as campy would be too easy--and wrong. There are some terrific theatrics on display. So, sit back, relax and watch some of the world's best actresses kick up their heels and have a great time doing it.