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Daddy Nostalgia (1990)

Daddy Nostalgie (original title)
PG | | Drama | May 1991 (USA)
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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(story) (as Colo Tavernier O'Hagan), (dialogue) (as Colo Tavernier O'Hagan) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

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 <pbnyc@compuserve.com>

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Release Date:

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Gross:

$1,108,429 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was Dirk Bogarde's final acting role before his death on May 8, 1999 at the age of 78. See more »

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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

These Foolish Things
Written by Harry Link, Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey
Performed by Jane Birkin and Jimmy Rowles
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Faultless
7 June 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

After extensive heart surgery, a retired businessman living in the south of France returns home to convalesce. There he is visited by his daughter Caroline. As his health declines, Caroline is confronted by all the familiar behaviour patterns of her relationship with her mother and father.

This is an exquisite example of cinematic subtlety and understatement from Tavernier, Bogarde and Birkin. Tavernier enables his actors to create an intensely realistic 'family' - proud father, long-suffering mother, loving yet insecure daughter - all struggling to come to terms with the fragility of life. Bogarde and Birkin are deeply moving as father and daughter, clumsily struggling to communicate as adults after a lifetime of parent and child, and Laure provides selfless support, raging silently against the inevitable.

As a study of life's finite nature, this is faultless. As a final outing for Bogarde, it is a fitting and extraordinary tribute to a master-craftsman of the cinema.


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