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

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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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12 November 1997 (France)  »

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$7,157 (USA) (15 October 1999)

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$32,443 (USA) (21 January 2000)
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Referenced in On connait les chansons d'amour (2012) See more »

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J'veux pas que tu t'en ailles
Written and Performed by Michel Jonasz
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The Sound of Silence
19 September 2002 | by (Oakland, California) – See all my reviews

In the unapproximate center of "On connaît la chanson," find a marvelous joke that missed by everyone at the sold out SFIFF screening I attended. If you want to try to catch it yourself, then don't read on! I'm writing to those of you who didn't or won't catch it. Four or five characters are seated chatting or arguing, I forget, round a table in a busy restaurant. As you know from other comments here, the script incorporates line fragments from well-known French songs (kind of like those "hidden picture" puzzles in the dentist office magazine). As each occurs, someone bursts into song. One of our group, after an unremarkable, perfectly conversational pause, says "je ne regret rien," then pauses, as does everyone else round the table. They look at one another, everyone at everyone, the very clatter of the restaurant seems to pause, waiting, and for the only time in this film, nobody takes the cue. Nobody breaks into the Piaf standard.


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