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The Man of My Life (2006)

L'homme de sa vie (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 21 September 2007 (USA)
On summer holiday in Provance, Frédéric meets Hugo and develops a powerful bond that threatens his family.

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Credited cast:
Bernard Campan ...
Frédéric
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Hugo
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Frédérique
Jacqueline Jehanneuf ...
Jacqueline
Eric Prat ...
Guillaume
Niels Lexcellent ...
Arthur
Anna Chalon ...
Capucine
Antonin Chalon ...
Mathieu
Léocadia Rodriguez Henocq ...
Jeanne (as Léocadia Rodriguez-Henocq)
Caroline Gonce ...
Ilse
Aurélie Guichard ...
Lucinda
Philippe Lefebvre ...
Benoît
Angie David ...
Anne-Sophie
Gabrielle Atger ...
Pauline
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Jeune homme Hugo
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On summer holiday in Provance, Frédéric meets Hugo and develops a powerful bond that threatens his family.

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Der Mann meines Lebens  »

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$2,991 (USA) (21 September 2007)

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$5,564 (USA) (28 September 2007)
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Hugo: Qu'est-ce que tu fais là ? Pourquoi t'es venu ? Tu voulais me dire quelque chose ?
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Lovely and amazing
17 September 2006 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Saw L'homme de sa vie at the Toronto Film Festival and found it lovely and amazing. Beautifully filmed, tenderly directed (by Zabou Breitman) portrayal of the relationship between a married man and his gay neighbor. Good use of symbolism and subtext, and wonderful atmosphere that transports you to the gorgeous French countryside. Convincing performances by Bernard Campan and Charles Berling. The story could have been sappy, but a real relationship develops from an all-night conversation. In a way, I was reminded of Brokeback Mountain (the short story), where a campfire conversation transforms the two. But L'homme is not a straightforward love story, more of a transformation, an awakening of a man who had been contentedly sleepwalking through life who discovers that he can 'hear the violins.'


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