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Same Old Song (1997)

On connaît la chanson (original title)
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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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 ...
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Doctor #3
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Von Choltitz
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Young Man with Cheque
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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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$7,157, 17 October 1999, Limited Release

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$32,443, 23 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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a happy tongue-in-cheek sing-along film
30 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

This film, a tribute to Dennis Potter (pennies from heaven, the singing detective), is the best french comedy I've ever seen. Basically it's a typical well-made french film about relations, with great acting, set in Paris. But it's more than that: it's also a musical. Here are some reasons why I think it's a great movie. First, the chansons, play-backed by the actors, are brilliant. Imagine a Wehrmachtofficer lipsinging to an Edith-Piaf chanson (in the opening act). The best thing about the chansons, is the fact that they actually support the story, as they serve as moments of reflection and introspection for the players. Maybe it's the contrast between the extreme sentimentality and the 'serious' acting that makes this film so great. Go see it.


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