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Avenue Montaigne (2006)

Fauteuils d'orchestre (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 27 April 2007 (USA)
A young woman arrives in Paris where she finds a job as a waitress in bar next on Avenue Montaigne that caters to the surrounding theaters and the wealthy inhabitants of the area. She will meet a pianist, a famous actress and a great art collector, and become acquainted with the "luxurious" world her grandmother has told her about since her childhood.

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Catherine Versen
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Jessica
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Jean-François Lefort
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Jacques Grumberg
Christopher Thompson ...
Frédéric Grumberg
Dani ...
Claudie
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Valentine Lefort
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Madame Roux
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Brian Sobinsky
François Rollin ...
Marcel
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Pascal
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Valérie
Françoise Lépine ...
Magali Garrel
Michel Vuillermoz ...
Félix
Daniel Benoin ...
Daniel Bercoff
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Storyline

Jessica, raised by her grandmother, comes to Paris and gets a job at a bar across from a performance complex where a play, a concert, and an art auction will occur the same evening. It's a world in flux: the play's star wants off a popular TV soap that's made her rich, and she covets the lead in a film about de Beauvoir and Sartre; the pianist hates the concert circuit, but his wife who's his manager may leave him if he quits; a self-made widower with a girlfriend less than half his age is selling his collection of modern art - his son, a professor, objects to his father's love life. The stage manager at the complex is resigning after 30 years. Jessica sets the tone for how all plays out. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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pianist | manager | concert | bar | widower | See All (67) »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Box Office

Budget:

€8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,183,194 (France) (24 February 2006)

Gross:

$2,044,614 (USA) (20 July 2007)
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Trivia

Visa d'exploitation en France # 112436 See more »

Goofs

When Dupontel (Jean-François Lefort) gives his concert and takes off his shirt and jacket they change places, first in front of the long end of the piano then in the next cut much closer to the keyboard end. See more »

Crazy Credits

Before end credits: "À Suzanne" (dedicated to Suzanne Flon who died at 87 shortly after filming was completed), as we hear an off-screen quote by her - taken from earlier in the film - where the elderly character she plays serenely states that she had a good life. See more »

Connections

References The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

La solitude ça n'existe pas
Words by Pierre Delanoë
Music by Gilbert Bécaud (1970)
Performed by Gilbert Bécaud
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Fauteuils D'orchestre
18 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My family and I love this movie Daniele Thomson and her son Christopher wrote a wonderful story and put it under the Paris sky and wonderful sites of the city, each person in this movie has a some thing that we can relate with, the comedy part is fowlowed by heart felt sentiments. The acting is superb ,the Effel Tower with the flashing lights is so romantic,the young girl is so believable and will probably be a great star.I had the priveledge to stay at the hotel across the theater and was so glad to see it in that movie ,I also went to the restaurant next door and talked to the real waiter Marcel, this movie has no violence and can be seen by the all family. I felt like I was back in Paris ,I will get the DVD and watch it every time I am lonesome for that wonderful city, it was a delight Chistopher Thompson also a good actor and writer.


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