I Want to Go Home (1989)

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  • Je veux rentrer à la maison Alternative


Comedy. Joey Wellman, an American cartoonist from Cleveland, visits France with his partner Lena to attend an exhibition in Paris which features his work. He hopes to be reconciled with his daughter Elsie, a student in Paris for two years, is infatuated with French literature, and is trying to secure an introduction to university professor Christian Gauthier, an expert on Flaubert but also an enthusiast for comic books. The meeting of father and daughter goes badly, but Elsie is persuaded to join Joey and Lena for the weekend at the country house of Gauthier's mother, Isabelle. During a masquerade party, all of the characters are made to reconsider their present and past relationships.

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