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Changing Times (2004)

Les temps qui changent (original title)
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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Cécile
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Antoine Lavau
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Natan
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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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Storyline

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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1.66 : 1
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Les petits riens
Performed by Angélique Kidjo
Written by Serge Gainsbourg
© Editions Vianelly / France
(p) 2002 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
© l'aimable autorisation de Sony Music Entertainment (France) S.A.S.
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Engrossing
20 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I'm a bit confused at the negative reactions on here, I really can't imagine anybody disliking this film. It's perfectly solid writing, direction and performances, and I miss the days when filmmakers were encouraged to tell stories relevant to life with relatable but complicated characters, against a fascinating, politically charged backdrop.

I'm a huge fan of Techiné's Wild Reeds, it's one of my favorite films of the 90s (and in general) - and OK, granted, this wasn't *as* good, but it was still horribly clever, sweet and entertaining. Depardieu does well despite a tricky character (who's a little too naive to be believable at times), Deneuve is as gorgeous and just generally magnificent as ever, and the supporting cast fares well also.


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