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The Art of Breaking Up (2005)

Un fil à la patte (original title)
Despite the fact that they love each other, a couple realize that they must "find" other (and rich) people in order to keep their frivolous, costly lives.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Baronne Duverger
Jacques Bonnaffé ...
Tom Novembre ...
Patrick Timsit ...
Lily Galland ...
La fleuriste (as Lily Ben Slimane)
Virginie Hocq ...
Elisabeth Macocco ...
L'invitée égarée
Benoît Muracciole ...
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Despite the fact that they love each other, a couple realize that they must "find" other (and rich) people in order to keep their frivolous, costly lives.

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27 April 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

I tehni tou na horizeis  »

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Music by Charles Gounod
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Very disappointing - An am-dram stage production on film
5 November 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Three stars because it has Emmanuelle Beart, surely the most beautiful actress in cinema today, and talented too, in the right film - but this is not it.

This movie looks and plays like an amateur dramatic production you'd see in a village hall, which is very disappointing given the pedigree of the cast. Beart is always worth watching, sometimes mesmerising; Berling is a fine actor in the right role, but I got the impression after about 3 minutes that both were in this for the paycheck and not much else. A bit embarrassing for both of them, really, especially for Berling who is reduced to running around naked at one point! Check it out if you're a die-hard Beart fan, but don't bother otherwise.

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