Reviews
4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Oublie-moi (1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Nathalie is together with Antoine, who really loves her, despite of her obvious tendency go get away from him. Eric, the former partner of Nathalie, does not want to be with her anymore, ... See full summary »

Director: Noémie Lvovsky
Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Emmanuelle Devos, Laurent Grévill
Feelings (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two seemingly happily married French couples are forced to contend with a number of issues: Nearing the end of his career, small-town doctor Jacques (Jean-Pierre Bacri) and his wife Carole ... See full summary »

Director: Noémie Lvovsky
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Isabelle Carré
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Camille was only sixteen and still in high school when she fell in love with Eric, another student. They later married and a child and were happy for a while. But now twenty-five years have... See full summary »

Director: Noémie Lvovsky
Stars: Noémie Lvovsky, Samir Guesmi, Judith Chemla
Actrices (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Marcelline is an actress. Forty, single and childless, she begins rehearsals for Turgenev's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY. Denis, the director, admires her greatly and promises he'll make her ... See full summary »

Director: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Noémie Lvovsky, Louis Garrel
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

As a little girl, Federica fantasized about having beautiful long hair that would grow back as soon as she cut it, about never-ending cones of cotton candy and about countless adventures ... See full summary »

Director: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Chiara Mastroianni, Jean-Hugues Anglade
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A family is forced to sell their Italian home.

Director: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Louis Garrel, Filippo Timi
Happy End (2009)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Robinson, appropriately named as we will soon discover, is on vacation in Biarritz with his wife. What follows is the story behind the loss of his arm, a story that becomes increasingly ... See full summary »

Directors: Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu
Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Catherine Frot, Karin Viard
Latin Lover (2015)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The five daughters of a famous actor, all from different mothers and different nationalities, get together on the 10th anniversary of his death for a celebration of his career.

Director: Cristina Comencini
Stars: Marisa Paredes, Angela Finocchiaro, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution.

Director: Benoît Jacquot
Stars: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen
Delicacy (2011)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.

Directors: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos
Stars: Audrey Tautou, François Damiens, Bruno Todeschini
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Noémie Lvovsky
Stars: Magali Woch, Ingrid Molinier, Julie-Marie Parmentier
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Salomon Bellinsky
...
Sarah Bellinsky
...
Violette
Bulle Ogier ...
Geneviève Bellinsky
Bakary Sangaré ...
M. Mootoosamy
...
François
John Arnold ...
Anne Alvaro ...
Marie-Hélène
...
Le chargé de la clientèle
Daniel Emilfork ...
Le médecin militaire
Judith Chemla ...
L'étudiante
Tsilla Chelton ...
Tatiana - la dame russe
Cécile Reigher ...
L'infirmière
...
Le psychiatre
Jutta Sammel ...
Sarah - 8 ans
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

14 November 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

L'ami de Fred Astaire  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Daniel Emilfork's last screen appearance before his death in October 2006. See more »

Quotes

Salomon: I am Jewish where I like and when I like.
See more »

Connections

Features In the Soup (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Play Piano Play
Composed and Performed by Erroll Garner (1947)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Growing old without noticing
19 February 2008 | by (Berkeley, California) – See all my reviews

Growing old without noticing Lvovsky's a triple threat. She writes, she acts, and this is her fifth feature directorial effort. Much of her work has been with Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, who directed her in her film 'Actresses', which was part of the 2007 New York Film Festival. This new movie is built around the charming, shambling 76-year-old Jean-Pierre Marielle, who was seen in 'Gray Souls'/'Les ames grises' (in the 2006 Rendez-Vous), 'The Da Vinci Code'; and he is involved in four 2008 films. Salomon Bellinsky (Marielle) is a French Jew who laid low om a cellar, rumor has it, during the war; his family was wiped out; he prefers not to discuss the Shoah or what he was up to at the time himself. He has a long-estranged wife, Geneviève (Bulle Ogier), a sweet little lady who's losing her marbles and is cared for devotedly by a certain M. Mootoosamy (Bakary Sangaré). Is the latter supposed to be Indian? He appears to be a Hindu and the film opens, a bit strangely, with him and Geneviève at a religious festival in India.

Bruni-Tedeschi has to be on hand, of course, and she is Sarah, Salomon's rather distracted daughter, who narrates, and who has a nice calm orderly man in her life called Francois (Arié Elmaleh), who does things with mice and is good at fixing things.

What about the title? Well, Salomon goes to a tap dancing class for older folks, and loves to watch Fred Astaire movies at home on DVD. He's a liver; he wants to enjoy whatever amount of life he has left (but he reminds his family how long the Old Testament prophets lived and won't rule out surviving at least another forty years). Salomon is a sprightly old guy, and he runs an ad to find a girlfriend. After a number of failures, he lands Violette (Sabine Azéma: 'La Buche,' 'Coeurs,' etc., etc., rather in 'Annie Hall' mode here), and they have good times. Maybe "Let's Dance" also means "let's survive" or "let's move on." Sarah has always been told she can't get pregnant, and she does, and has her baby, on screen--comedy heaven, of a sort, since comedy is about bringing people together, and this brings the family to her hospital room, though she's had the baby in odd circumstances, at a psychiatric clinic, watched over by a shrink, and a nurse who runs off for hot water and clean towels because that's what they do in the movies. Survival is tougher for Geneviève, though she's blithely unaware of it. She's given away her money and even her furniture, and when she and M. Mootoosamy go to Zurich to check on a bank safe deposit box, the stack of cash they retrieve from it comes to grief. Salomon likes to gamble away his disposable income though, and one day without in the least wanting to, winds up with a large sum, which he forces on M. Mootoosamy--so Geneviève never winds up on the street, nor does the good Mootoosamy.

Any direct resemblance between all this and everyday life is absolutely coincidental and surely minimal. It's just a warm, humane diversion about Jewishness, old age, having fun, and learning to live. One can watch it for Jean-Pierre Marielle; but Ogier, Bruni Tedeschi, and Azéma have their fans too.

Shown as part of the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema at Lincoln Center, February 29-March 9, 2008, Let's Danse!/Faut que ça danse ! opened November 14, 2007 in Paris.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Faut que ça danse! (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?