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The Art of Breaking Up (2005)
"Un fil à la patte" (original title)

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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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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)  »

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I tehni tou na horizeis  »

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Version of Ein Klotz am Bein (1976) See more »

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Danse de Phryné
Music by Charles Gounod
Performed by Orchestre Philharmonique de Rotterdam
Conducted by David Zinman
(p) 1982 Universal Classics (Philips)
avec l'aimable autorisation de UNIVERSAL MUSIC PROJETS SPECIAUX
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Not for the anti-'opéra-bouffe' mind
21 March 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is actually an 'opéra-bouffe' in filmmaking. I must say it takes the taste for the Feydeau's kind and the Belle Epoque to love the movie. But in the genre, it is very successful. The actors play really well, keeping the strong pace and freshness typical of opéra-bouffe. I was surprised and delighted to see Emmanuelle Béart so comfortable in the role and its lines. She really embodies the typical Belle Epoque beautiful lady whom all the gentlemen turn around with the decorous gallantry of the times. Were my grandfather still alive, I should still see him doubled up with laughter and fun in the middle of this world of his thirties.


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