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Changing Times (2004)
"Les temps qui changent" (original title)

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Traveling from France to Tangiers, a man looks to reunite with his former love, though their romance ended some 30 years earlier.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Cécile
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Antoine Lavau
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Natan
Malik Zidi ...
Sami
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Nadia / Aïcha
Tanya Lopert ...
Rachel Meyer
Nabila Baraka ...
Nabila
Idir Elomri ...
Saïd
Nadem Rachati ...
Bilal
Jabir Elomri ...
Saïd
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christophe Freudiger ...
Joueur du casino
Hicham Ibrahimi ...
Réceptionniste
Bouchaïd Kidi ...
Le bijoutier
Stéphane Rouabah ...
Chauffeur d'Antoine
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Connections and personality: France and Morocco, sisters, mothers and sons, husbands and lovers. Antoine arranges a job in Tangiers so he can reconnect to Cécile, his first love, unseen for 30 years. Sami, her son, comes from Paris with his friend Nadia and her son to see his mother and his Moroccan boyfriend. Nadia wants to see Aïcha, her twin, a devout Muslim unwilling to see her pill-popping sister. Antoine harbors romantic fantasies; Cécile lives in the real world of an empty marriage to Natan, a Jewish doctor who's broke, drinks too much, and wants to move back to Casablanca. Cécile is a follower. Dogs and mud present dangers, as does complaisance. Will the earth move? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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15 December 2004 (France)  »

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Changing Times  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$31,702 (USA) (14 July 2006)

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$540,400 (USA) (22 November 2006)
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Suite in Change 1,2,3
Written by Juliette Garrigues
Editions Sforzando / Sirocco
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Téchiné is brilliant.
18 July 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I very much liked this film. I have been a Deneuve fan for a long time and really enjoyed seeing her in another Téchiné picture. This director has a very ambiguous way of making his characters very human and very enigmatic simultaneously. The music he chooses is fantastic. Watching this, I was very much reminded of his 1996 film, Les Voleurs, also starring Deneuve. Les Temps qui Changent is part comedy, part family drama, part romance, and part political commentary. The film doesn't drag--it simmers and feels very alive. Morocco is quite a setting. In such a contrast to the mainstream American films, this film is subtle and unapologetic. The viewers come to care about not only the characters but their world as well. The subplots do not detract but only enhance the realistic and cultural quality of the film. Without a doubt worth watching. Téchiné is a master.


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