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Another Man, Another Chance (1977)
"Un autre homme, une autre chance" (original title)

PG  |   |  Western  |  28 September 1977 (France)
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A photographer, who has been hired to photograph the wild west of America where he has lived his entire life, tells his client of a photograph he has that was taken one hundred years ago by... See full summary »

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David Williams / Photographer
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Jeanne Leroy née Perriere (as Genevieve Bujold)
Francis Huster ...
Francis Leroy
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Alice
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Mary Williams
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Simon Williams
Linda Lee Lyons ...
Sarah Leroy
Jacques Villeret ...
Customer
Fred Stuthman ...
Mary's Father
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Mary's Mother
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1st Bandit
Dominic Barto ...
Wounded Man
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Stagecoach Driver (as Dick Farnsworth)
George Flaherty ...
Sheriff Carter
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Blacksmith
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A photographer, who has been hired to photograph the wild west of America where he has lived his entire life, tells his client of a photograph he has that was taken one hundred years ago by his French great-grandmother that epitomizes what he is trying to capture. The story behind the photographer's heritage and that photograph... In the early 1870s, photographer Francis Leroy and who would eventually becomes his wife, Jeanne Leroy née Perriere, a baker's daughter and an aspiring photographer in her own right, move from Paris, where strife has taken hold due to Napoleon's loss in the Franco-Prussian War, to the American west, where the light is more conducive for their photography work. The move is despite not knowing about life at their destination and not knowing how to speak English. Veterinarian David Williams and his wife Mary Williams love each other, but their wants in life are incompatible with each other, David who loves his work treating real animals on farms and ranches, ... Written by Huggo

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[in French with English subtitles]
Francis' Friend: Your pessimism is alarming.
Francis Leroy: A pessimist is an optimist with experience.
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Lazy, hazy romantic western which fails to bloom...
30 March 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A Frenchman and his wife come to Old West America circa 1870 in search of new lives for themselves, but he is soon killed and she becomes acquainted with a shy, gentle American widower. Director Claude Lelouch whips up an appropriately dusty, windswept scenario, and the film's keenly-observed atmosphere is bracing and real. Unfortunately, the film, in both English and French, is woefully lumbering and overlong, and the promising casting of James Caan and Genevieve Bujold fails to set off sparks. Fascinatingly detailed, with beautiful camera-work and art direction, but the narrative might have stood some tightening. ** from ****


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