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Cast

Credited cast:
Marie Payen ...
Julie
Cécile Richard ...
Cécile
Camille Japy ...
Emilie
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Ali
Eric Bonicatto ...
Jean-Paul
Jean-Michel Portal ...
Lucas
Sarah Grappin ...
Sylvie
Olivier Py ...
François
Alain Beigel ...
Antoine
Fanny Cottençon ...
La mère de Cécile
Marc Chapiteau ...
Le père de Sylvie
Frédéric Gélard ...
Vincent
Jean-Paul Bonnaire ...
Le père de Lucas
Jalil Lespert ...
Etienne
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Margot Abascal ...
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Intertwined stories of six friends searching for happy lives. Julie is released from hospital after a suicide attempt, Ali leaves Morocco to study in France, Jean-Paul is a religious militant, Emilie is in the midst of a breakup, Cecile staves off boredom by taking photographs and Lucas has broken up with his wife and is in the midst of finding himself sexually. Written by havan_ironoak@bigfoot.com

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1 December 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Boldog életeink  »

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FRF 9,000,000 (estimated)
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Mon beau cancer
Written by Brigitte Fontaine, Olivier Bloch-Lain
Performed by Olivier Py
Courtesy of Saravah
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Good film! But not sure about how "heureuses" those lives where! Karl_Anders
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