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He has a tin ear for dialogue, but otherwise Catherine Deneuve and her current costar, Manfred, get along fine. "I give him orders," she says, "and, thank God, he has no initiative." To be that way around Deneuve, any man would have to be a robot, which is exactly what Manfred is. In Deneuve's latest film (working title: It's All Dad's Fault), now being shot in Nice, Manfred serves drinks, cleans house and also helps French Actor Claude Brasseur escape from jail. Even though she finds her sidekick's metallic utterances and mechanical behavior a...

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