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Arturo Conti
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Suzana, la femme d'Arturo
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Serge
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Angela
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Knak
Ismaïla Meite ...
Zola
Jean-Louis Richard ...
Monsieur Armanet
José Artur ...
Le marchand de journaux
Olivier Saladin ...
Le restaurateur
Claude Derepp ...
Bébert, le planton (as Claude Dereppe)
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Christian Sinniger ...
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Yves Osmu ...
Policier commissariat
Dimitri Radochevitch ...
Le chauffeur du car
Pierre Laplace ...
Inspecteur commissariat
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A traveller who has lost his passport in a Paris airport while between flights is restricted to a special transit zone. There he finds a group of similarly lost people hiding out and living from hand-to-mouth, reliant on their ingenuity to survive. Written by David Kinne <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

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S'il n'avait pas perdu son passeport tout ca ne serait jamais arrive...

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23 February 1994 (France)  »

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La nostalgie - Daleko tan
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Musique: Jeff Cohen / Lyric: Alexandre Czastkiewicz
Chanteur polonais: Alexandre Czastkiewicz
Jeff Cohen, Piano
Carol Robinson, Clarinette
Xavier Gagnepain, Violoncelle
Alexis Galpéline, Violin
Frédéric Daverio, Accordéon
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Dirigé par Didier Bouture
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lost in the airport
14 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a story of a man, Arturo who lives in Canada. He must spend the Christmas and New Year holidays with his wife, Suzana who lives in Paris. For this, he must catch the flight Montréal-Paris. Unfortunately, his identity papers are stolen and the customs officer refuses to let him go out of the airport. As a consequence, Arturo is put in transit. There, he'll discover a world of the airport that he didn't know at all and will strike a relationship with others persons that have been waiting for days, weeks, months...

This is precisely Philippe Lioret's goal in this movie. He wants to show us the other world of the airport, a world that the traveler doesn't know. Lioret reached his goal and he made a pleasant movie that contains nice moments. It's only a pity that the comic situations are often unfinished.

But "Tombés du ciel" is a movie that is worth seeing just for Jean Rochefort's subtle (although sometimes inexpressive) performance. In a way, the movie is very similar to another French movie released the same year: "la joie de vivre" (1993). The quoted movie was saved thanks to Michel Bouquet. Both are minor movies saved by two terrific actors.


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