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

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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