SMOKING/NO SMOKING (1993)

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Alternative titles

  • OU BIEN, OU BIEN C'EST COMME ÇA OU AUTREMENT Working
  • OU BIEN, OU BIEN Working
  • NO SMOKING Alternative
  • SMOKING Alternative

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Synopsis

Sixteen divergent conclusions emerge from eight main events. In SMOKING Celia ends her marriage to her husband Toby and suggests to their handyman Lionel that they set up a bakery. Five weeks later Celia collapses with a nervous breakdown and Toby comes to her rescue. Five years later at a funeral Lionel is married and Toby and Celia are discussing a recuperative holiday. OR: when Celia collapses Lionel comes to the rescue and five years later she and Toby are living alone but Celia is running a food business. OR: Celia gives her marriage another chance and Lionel becomes obessed with her. OR: Celia blames herself for Lionel's obsession and at the funeral Lionel gives her a musical memento. OR: Lionel marries Sylvie, Celia's home-help. OR: Sylvie does not marry Lionel and becomes a journalist for a feminist magazine. SMOKING follows the same pattern in that it delineates a series of alternative endings from the same opening sequence.

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