Alice, fired from her job on an assembly line, leaves her boyfriend and provincial home for an uncertain new life in Lyon. There she encounters Bruno, a construction worker who's just been ... See full summary »

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Alice
Arnaud Giovaninetti ...
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Joseph
Jean-Michel Fête ...
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Daniel Kiberlain ...
Alice's Father
Lise Lamétrie ...
Annette
Laetitia Palermo ...
Helene
Thierry Rode ...
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Nathalie Villeneuve ...
Christelle
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Mehdi Belhaj Kacem ...
Novel Writer (as Medhi Ballaj Kharem)
Karine Brebel
Sophie Brimeux
Stéphanie Butel
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Alice, fired from her job on an assembly line, leaves her boyfriend and provincial home for an uncertain new life in Lyon. There she encounters Bruno, a construction worker who's just been dumped and is severely depressed. Romantic possibilities ensue. Written by Mike D'Angelo <mqd8478@is2.nyu.edu>

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27 December 1995 (France)  »

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To Have (or not)  »

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

This was one of the best movies I've ever seen and I saw it at least ten years ago. It was extraordinary for its quiet realism and subtlety. It was truly uplifting in a sensitive, genuine, romantic way. The acting was wonderful. The movie had a startling simplicity, pure like a pool of crystal clear water. You have to be the sort of person that appreciates all the meaning contained in a tacit exchange, a fleeting look between characters, a mood conveyed by dawning emotions conveyed by lonesome characters. There was a feeling of rebirth in this movie, a gorgeous day-dreamy quality of uncertain-hopefulness for the future. In a way the movie concludes as more of a beginning than an ending, leaving one exhilarated. Perhaps you have to be a woman -- or a very tuned-in man to get it.


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