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Same Old Song (1997)
"On connaît la chanson" (original title)

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Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Her younger sister Camille just completed her doctoral thesis has fallen in love with an estate agent who is responsible for Odile's apartment ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Claude
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Odile Lalande
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Nicolas
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Simon
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Camille Lalande
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Marc Duveyrier
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Jane
Jean-Paul Roussillon ...
Father
Nelly Borgeaud ...
Doctor #3
Götz Burger ...
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Young Man with Cheque
Charlotte Kady ...
Restaurant Customer
Jacques Mauclair ...
Doctor #1
Pierre Meyrand ...
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Claire Nadeau ...
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Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Her younger sister Camille just completed her doctoral thesis has fallen in love with an estate agent who is responsible for Odile's apartment and who has an elder employee. Written by Marco Radke <radke@krypta.aball.de>

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DEM 245,301 (Germany) (17 April 1998)

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$32,443 (USA) (21 January 2000)
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Music by Guido De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis
Lyrics by Cesare De Natale (original), Serge Gainsbourg (French)
Performed by Jane Birkin
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Alain Resnais makes his family of actors to sing great French songs ! ! ! !
28 July 2008 | by (FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world) – See all my reviews

In many ways "On connait la chanson" is precursor to a new method of film-making undertaken by veteran French director Alain Resnais.This is the second film by Resnais (I want to go home) which has palpable American influence on French culture.This is a film which features many versatile actors of French cinema who are part of his family of actors.Those who have seen "Coeurs" will have no trouble recognizing these stars.Jean Pierre Bacri and Agnès Jaoui act as a couple who worked with Resnais on this film's screenplay.The philosophy of this tender,light hearted film is simple.If life is a song then a song must be sung.What we see and hear are many great songs of French music which were originally sung by famous French singers such as Alain Souchon,Edith Piaf,Jane Birkin etc.It can be surmised that in order to create suspense at the beginning of the film,Resnais even transported us back in past when he showed that Nazis had invaded Paris to destroy French capital.It is a great feeling that nothing like this happened.


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