Arlette (1997 film)

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Directed by Claude Zidi
Written byClaude Zidi
Josiane Balasko
Produced by Claude Berri
Pierre Grunstein
StarringJosiane Balasko
Christopher Lambert
CinematographyJean-Jacques Tarbès
Edited byNicole Saunier
Music by William Sheller
TF1 Films Production
Renn Productions
MDG Productions
Les Films Flam
Distributed byAMLF
Release date
  • 16 April 1997 (1997-04-16)
Running time
100 minutes
Budget$11.7 million
Box office$5.4 million [1]

Arlette is a 1997 French comedy-romance film directed by Claude Zidi.



Arlette is a waitress at the "Centipede", a roadside restaurant in the middle of rural France. Loudmouth at the heart while rather romantic, she dreams of getting married but Victor, her boyfriend, a lorry driver, does not want to hear about it. One day, a charming prince, Frank, an American millionaire, arrives at the Centipede in a white limousine. Claiming to be depressed after his girlfriend's death, he seeks for Arlette's help and starts to seduce her with gifts and charming words. He eventually offers to take her to Las Vegas to marry her. But what is this seductive playboy truly after?



Arlette opened in third place at the French box office with a gross of $1.7 million from 333 screens. [2]

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  1. JP. "Arlette (1997)- JPBox-Office". Retrieved 2015-04-06.
  2. "France Top 15". Screen International . 2 May 1997. p. 64. $1=FFR5.7