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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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When the stuttering reporting tells the editor about the idea for the race, they are inside the newspaper office. The name of the newspaper is painted backwards on the window. It's readable inside, instead of to people outside. See more »

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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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28 January 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Rediscovering Lelouch on DVD, not having seen his films since they were aired on TV in the 70s and 80s, I enjoy them even more than expected.

This is not a western, not a love story, not a historical picture... it is all of it and none of it, it is about how lifes cross depending on random changes of fate. If you like mindless action, down-to-earth westerns or tear-jerkers pass your way as you will not have the patience or the "gusto" to watch (just rent any mindless Stallone or Schwarzenegger movie, that should do). If on the other hand you can be moved by the little things of life and you want a real story, with lots of content and brought with great skill, this is definitely for you. This is not an artsy movie, it's a great movie!

Lelouche has a knack of developing his characters over the duration of his movies, so you feel like you are part of the environment and not someone peeking in on what happens or a distant spectator. In "Un autre homme, une autre chance" he bridges the ocean to tell us about a french woman and an American man that could not be more different. The way they both evolve and finally come together through ups and downs, is made very special exactly by the fact it is so common... a reality show without the voyeuristic element that often leaves a bitter after-taste. It is told with such ease and with great performance of the actors.

Definitely one of Lelouche's best movies and a must-see.


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