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Avenue Montaigne (2006)
"Fauteuils d'orchestre" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  15 February 2006 (France)
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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
Claude Brasseur ...
Jacques Grumberg
Christopher Thompson ...
Frédéric Grumberg
Dani ...
Claudie
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Valentine Lefort
Suzanne Flon ...
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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Rated PG-13 for some strong language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Budget:

€8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,677 (USA) (16 February 2007)

Gross:

$2,044,614 (USA) (20 July 2007)
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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 »

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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 »

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

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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, no. 5, 'L'empereur'
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16 February 2007 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie! It is light and frothy, sure, but much more absorbing and entertaining than most of these intersecting lives type offerings. It is a slightly preposterous scenario, sure, but as the NZ Herald review said "The film is studded with smart, unshowy performances [...] that make the story's contrived nature virtually unnoticeable". The script doesn't miss a beat and the characters are all immensely appealing, some portrayed with a level of depth you wouldn't expect for the plot. It is funny too. I really think it raises the bar for this genre. Plus who can't fall for all the gorgeous shots of Paris? 100% enjoyment.


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