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Twice Upon a Time (2006)

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Thirty years ago they were lovers. Their affair fascinated a nation. Louis was a director and Alice was his muse. Then came the breakup It too, was public and painful. They have not met ... See full summary »

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Alice d'Abanville
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Louis Ruinard
Isabelle Nanty ...
Rageaud
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Lord Evelyn Gaylord
Simon Kunz ...
Randall
James Thierrée ...
Paul Gaylord (as James Thiérrée)
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Le maître de cérémonie du Battar
Raymond Bouchard ...
Gilbert Carrington
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Le docteur Trudeau
Julie du Page ...
Isabelle Carrington
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Le producteur
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Le crooner du BATTAR
Graham Valentine ...
Le maître d'hôtel du salon de thé
Christian Erickson ...
Richard
Ben Homewood ...
Kevin
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Thirty years ago they were lovers. Their affair fascinated a nation. Louis was a director and Alice was his muse. Then came the breakup It too, was public and painful. They have not met since. But Alice, who has established herself as a first lady of English theatre is asked to present Louis with a lifetime achievement award. She is married and has a son and a dog that snores....but the game is on again....delightfully. Written by johnno.r[at]xtra.co.nz

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8 November 2006 (France)  »

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De amor y desencuentro  »

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€7,990,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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A disappointment ...
22 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie has a wonderful cast and a good story but it never gets of the ground. Much of the humour is forced and often doesn't work and some gags (like the dog) just don't work at all.

Part of the problem lies with the script which lacks any surprises at all and part with the director, Antoine de Caunes, who never seems to get the best from his actors, and also with the lack of any real chemistry between Charlotte Rampling and Jean Rochefort. The movie feels like one of those churned out to fulfill contractual obligations. It's a great pity because all the ingredients are there for a great comedy.


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