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One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005)

L'un reste, l'autre part (original title)
About two couples, longtime friends un which both husbands engage un long-term affairs

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Cast

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Judith
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Daniel
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Fanny
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Alain
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Anne-Marie
Laure Duthilleul ...
Isabelle
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Farida
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Nicole
Nicolas Lebovici ...
Julien
Nicolas Choyé ...
Cédric
Laurent Spielvogel ...
Hubert
Mélanie Sitbon ...
Émilie
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Michaël Youn
Marie-Christine Adam ...
Une invitée au cocktail
Yveette Attal ...
La mère de Daniel
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About two couples, longtime friends un which both husbands engage un long-term affairs

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12 January 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Fyge esy... meine esy  »

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$1,876,723 (France) (14 January 2005)

Gross:

$3,846,915 (France) (28 January 2005)
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L'un part... l'autre reste
Written by Nathalie Rheims and composed by Frédéric Botton
Performed by Charlotte Gainsbourg
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Quintessentially French
4 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those French movies that may not translate well for Americans. Most American movies dealing with marital infidelity usually end with someone's death as in movies like Unfaithful, Fatal Attraction, or the sinning spouse going back to the marriage. Our puritanical background, perhaps? Culturally speaking, we tend to hold that the wages of sins is death.

The French have a more nuanced view of the subject, and this movie reflects it perfectly well.

Excellent performance by all the actors, even direction, honest dialogue. This movie is to be enjoyed with an open mind.


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