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Après Vous (2003)

Après vous... (original title)
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Antoine (Auteuil) saves Louis (Garcia) from hanging himself, though in his attempt to get Louis back on his feet, Antoine gets caught in a romantic triangle.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Antoine Letoux
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Louis
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Blanche Grimaldi
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Christine
Michèle Moretti ...
Martine
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Karine
Fabio Zenoni ...
André
Jocelyne Desverchère ...
Sandrine the Florist
Didier Menin ...
Man at Thai Restaurant
Jean-Claude Lecas ...
Cook
Blandine Pélissier ...
Nurse
Jean-Charles Dumay ...
Serge the Sommelier
Ange Ruzé ...
Young Waiter
Élise Otzenberger ...
Hairdresser
Jean-Luc Abel ...
The Inspector
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Storyline

Antoine is a maitre d' in a Paris brasserie, Chez Jean, and is so full of being of service to others that he can't say 'no'. Late for dinner with his girlfriend, Christine, he takes a shortcut home through the park but finds a stranger, Louis, in the act of committing suicide by hanging. Louis is distraught by the loss of his girlfriend, Blanche, and is so grateful that he attaches himself to Antoine. Antoine arranges a job for Louis - as a sommelier at Chez Jean and sets about trying to repair Louis' life... Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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A very tasty comedy with a little French twist.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 December 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

After You  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,768,523 (France) (19 December 2003)

Gross:

$826,220 (USA) (14 October 2005)
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Trivia

Garcia's character's grandma is his grandma in real life. See more »

Quotes

Blanche: I'm not an easy girl... but I'm very reconciliating.
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Connections

Remade as Nautanki Saala! (2013) See more »

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Never Ending Dreams
Written by T. Tam
Courtesy of K Music/Sonoton Music
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Intelligent, hilarious, beautifully acted, directed and esp. written!!
26 June 2005 | by (Washington DC USA) – See all my reviews

If you have a mind that is not mush from explosion, gun and alien movies, this will assure you that great cinema is still possible.

The writing is fantastic and so nimble that your mind dances a duet with the production. Twists and turns and planting/payoff of clues is done with excellent timing, always assuming that the audience has functioning brains. Humor and love mix a great cocktail in this Cyrano-esquire beauty of a film. Nice not to be insulted with the obvious or with over explanation.

The acting? To watch M. Auteuil's face go through its paces in any one scene is to watch genius portraying human character with such understanding and subtlety that we cannot miss a great part of the story that would, in another actor's hands, be obscured. M. Garcia is a great and pleasurable surprise for me; I hope you have seen him in other flix; I will look for him.

Ah, the directing. Such a perfect grasp of timing!! Not too fast or slow and always attentive to bringing out the best of the great writing and actors.

Did I say I liked it? Yup. Even for fans of Auteuil, this is an all time great. See it!!


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