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Daddy Nostalgia (1990)
"Daddy Nostalgie" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  May 1991 (USA)
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The setting is the Riviera in autumn. A retired English businessman has just been through heart surgery but it has, apparently, done little to relieve his constant pain or improve his ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Odette Laure ...
Emmanuelle Bataille ...
Charlotte Kady ...
Michele Minns ...
Caroline, as a child
Sophie Dalezio ...
Nurse #1
Sylvie Segalas ...
Nurse #2
Hélène Lefumat ...
Dame Hopital
Andrée Duranson ...
Raymond Defendente ...
Fabrice Roux ...
Gilbert Guerrero ...
Garcon Restaurant
Louis Ducreux ...
Mr. Metro


The setting is the Riviera in autumn. A retired English businessman has just been through heart surgery but it has, apparently, done little to relieve his constant pain or improve his long-term survival prospects. During his recuperation Caroline, his adult daughter, comes from Paris to be with him and her mother, Miche, and she and her father begin to communicate as adults for the first time. Written by Paul Berk <>

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Release Date:

May 1991 (USA)  »

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Daddy Nostalgia  »

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$1,108,429 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Crazy Credits

As the final song is "These Foolish Things" is heard, on the line "a cigarette that bears a lipstick's traces" the screen slowly fades to black and the words "À Michael Powell" scroll up the screen. 'Michael Powell' was a friend of and had worked with Tavernier and had recently died of cancer. See more »


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These Foolish Things
Written by Harry Link, Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey
Performed by Jane Birkin and Jimmy Rowles
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A moving masterpiece
16 December 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The other reviewers have captured the essence of this beautiful film about a family searching for love, relationship, meaning. For me it was a bittersweet viewing as I am a devoted Dirk Bogarde fan, and this was his last film. Bogarde, according the the special features section of the DVD, didn't want to do the film to begin with, but changed his mine. How grateful the film audience is for his decision! I noticed his voice had changed somewhat -a bit higher in tone, perhaps because he had aged, or perhaps his characters situation in the film. Still, it was pure Bogarde, subtle, intense, utterly and completely believable always. With the addition of a beautifully written script, exquisite scenery, and the fine acting of Ms. Birkin and the supporting cast it was a delight. During the special features section Ms. Birkin was interviewed and had nothing but lovely things to say about Dirk Bogarde, his special sensitivity to her during the filming, his aid to help her through difficult scenes, etc. The film world lost one of its finest when we lost Bogarde.

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