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Babou is a woman whose easy-going lifestyle and nomadic background are a source of consternation to her more strait-laced offspring Esméralda. Hoping to give Esméralda the wedding she dreams of - albeit to a stick-in-the-mud executive type - Babou shelves her own dreams of Brazil and finds work in dreary Oostende, Belgium, in a soul-destroying timeshare-selling operation. Making the best of a bad job, she befriends a young homeless couple, finds a sympa bedmate and even seems to bond with her prickly boss. Trouble looms, but Fitoussi steers Babou to an ending that, although unashamedly feelgood, doesn't take the sting out of this warm but disenchanted look at the plight of the individualist in hyper-conventional modern Europe.
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