21 nuits avec Pattie
21 Nights with Pattie
After the death of her libertine mother, Caroline has returned to a remote corner of the South of France. The local population knows more about this colourful 'Zaza' than she has ever been told. The sensual housekeeper Pattie also grasps the opportunity to tell Caroline all the juicy details about her own sexual conquests.
After the mysterious disappearance of her mother’s corpse, this summer comedy turns into a playful whodunnit, certainly after the arrival of the charming sixty-something Jean, whom Caroline suspects is the Nobel prize-winning writer J.M.G. Le Clézio, while the gendarmerie thinks they are on the track of a necrophile.
In the midsummer heat, the villagers also celebrate three nights of Dionysian feasting, with magic realism wafting through the forests and the local handyman André (Denis Lavant) as a contemporary satyr with a legendary libido. That makes the reticent Caroline sigh that everyone’s gone mad here - until she herself also dares to succumb.