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Paris -- Pierre, a professional dancer, suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life, he has nothing better to do than look at the people around him, from the balcony of his Paris apartment. When Elise, his sister with three kids and no husband, moves in to his place to care for him, Pierre does not change his new habits. And instead of dancing himself, it is Paris and the Parisians who dance before his eyes.

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Cédric Klapisch (writer)
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Release Date:
20 February 2008 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Pierre, a professional dancer, suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life... See more » | Add synopsis »
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3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Complex study of a city and it's inhabitants. See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Fabrice Luchini ... Roland Verneuil

Romain Duris ... Pierre

Joffrey Platel ... Rémy

Mélanie Laurent ... Laetitia

Karin Viard ... La boulangère

Albert Dupontel ... Jean

Zinedine Soualem ... Mourad

Annelise Hesme ... Victoire

Audrey Marnay ... Marjolaine
Xavier Robic ... Présentateur télé
Farida Khelfa ... Farida
Suzanne Von Aichinger ... Suzy 'Miss Bidoche' (as Suzanne Von Aichinger)
Marco Prince ... Disco

François Cluzet ... Philippe Verneuil

Juliette Binoche ... Élise
Marie Drion ... Fille d'Élise - Lila
Iris Grillet ... Fille d'Élise - Simone
Arthur Dujardin ... Fils d'Élise - Jules
Kingsley Kum Abang ... Benoît
Hubert Saint-Macary ... Le cardiologue
Lila Perrin-Orsini ... Employée boulangerie
Renée Le Calm ... Mme Renée
Lorenzo Larocca ... Accordéoniste
Frédéric Rose ... Réalisateur Télé

Judith El Zein ... Mélanie Verneuil
Frédéric Cuif ... Homme en survêtement - SDF
Alexia Doucet ... Fille de Caroline

Julie Ferrier ... Caroline

Gilles Lellouche ... Franky
Emmanuel Quatra ... Grand Nanar
Georges Happy ... Frère de Benoît

Audrey Lamy ... Jeaune femme aux fleurs
Jeanne Candel ... Fille en retard
Anne Benoît ... Suzini
Nelly Antignac ... Rachel
Juliette Navis ... Virginie (as Juliette Navin-Bardin)
Jean-Pierre Moulin ... Professeur Vignard
Samuel Achache ... Étudiant Sorbonne

Sabrina Ouazani ... Khadija
Lucciana de Vogüe ... Cliente boulangerie (as as Lucciana de Vögue)
Sandy Boizard ... Cliente boulangerie
Jérôme Michaud de la Rivière ... Baudelaire
Catherine Pello ... Cliente boulangerie
Maurice Bénichou ... Le psy
Chloé Grillert ... Enfant architecte
Pablo Klapisch ... Enfant architecte
Thaïs Klapisch ... Enfant architecte
Julia Urtado ... Enfant architecte ado
Samuel Urtado ... Enfant architecte ado
Juliette Prier ... Enfant architecte ado

Francis Henry ... Patron brasserie (as Franck Henry)
Paolo Coccina ... Musicien brasserie
Daniel Delannoy ... Musicien brasserie
Jean-Jacques Cirillo ... Musicien brasserie
Jeanne Cellard ... Vieille dame marché
Amine Naji ... Passeur marocain
Charlotte Corman ... Patricia
Gérard Dufraisse ... Un boucher
Jérémy Bardeau ... Ami de Diane

Olivia Bonamy ... Diane
Joseph Malerba ... Chauffeur de taxi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jérémie Delaboudinière ... Commerçant de Rungis (uncredited)

Cédric Klapisch ... Un quidam dans le cauchemar de Philippe Verneuil (uncredited)

Sabrina Seyvecou ... Sidonie (uncredited)

Directed by
Cédric Klapisch 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cédric Klapisch  writer

Produced by
Jean-David Lefebvre .... executive producer
Bruno Levy .... producer
Cédric Klapisch .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Robert Burke  (as Robert 'Chicken' Burke)
Loïc Dury 
Christophe Minck 
 
Cinematography by
Christophe Beaucarne 
 
Film Editing by
Francine Sandberg 
 
Casting by
Noureddine Aberdine 
Jeanne Millet 
 
Production Design by
Marie Cheminal 
 
Costume Design by
Anne Schotte 
 
Makeup Department
Betty Beauchamp .... makeup artist
Morgane Bernhard .... hair stylist to Juliette Binoche
Delphine Jaffart .... key makeup artist
Flore Masson .... makeup artist: extras
Jane Milon .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Khadija Alami .... production manager
Zoubir Belgsir .... unit manager
Henri Deneubourg .... assistant unit manager
Jeremy Faivre .... unit manager trainee
Anne Ferignac .... unit production manager
Séverine Guignard .... assistant production manager
Jean-Marc Gullino .... assistant unit manager
Claire Langmann .... assistant unit production manager
Julien Linières .... unit manager trainee
Judith Lionnet .... post-production supervisor
Jacques Royer .... production manager
Marie Sajot .... unit manager trainee
Frédéric Viola .... unit manager trainee
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noureddine Aberdine .... first assistant director
Euric Allaire .... first assistant director
Gilles Benchetrit .... second assistant director: Morocco
Gervais Djimeli Lekpa .... dga trainee
Gabriel Levy .... second assistant director
Alexandra Maugrion .... third assistant director
Colombe Savignac .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Pauline Berger .... sculptor
Gilles Bontemps .... key sculptor
Patrick Boucher .... locksmith
Hind Ghazali .... set dresser
Colombe Gillet .... set dressing trainee
Stephanie Guitard .... set dresser
Cécile Hurlé .... prop buyer
Herald Najar .... assistant art director
Christophe Pomnol .... draper
Jean-Claude Tenes .... construction manager
Jean-Michel Gambillon .... carpenter (uncredited)
Jean-Michel Gambillon .... key constructor (uncredited)
Maxime Girault .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Cédric Klapisch .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Valérie Rozanes .... second assistant production designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Annabel Acquaviva .... boom operator
Philippe Amouroux .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Julien Bourgon .... dialogue editor
Edouard d'Heucqueville .... sound mix technician
Jenny Frenck .... dialogue editor
Philippe Heissler .... supervising sound editor
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Guillaume Hurmic .... sound assistant
Denis Jaillet-Marsigny .... sound recordist
Micki Joanni .... synchron editor
Nicolas Leroy .... assistant sound editor
Alain Lévy .... post-synchronization
Ronald Magaut .... boom operator
Cyril Moisson .... sound
Pierre Picq .... boom operator
François Piednoir .... sound assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Seb Caudron .... visual effects supervisor: def2shoot
Jérôme Dubacq .... IT assistant
Sylvian Fabre .... flame artist
Laurent Larapidie .... lead cgi artist
Arnaud Leviez .... digital artist
Vion Nicolas .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Francis Auguy .... stunt performer
Romain Bordier .... stunt performer
Michel Bouis .... stunt performer
Stéphane Boulay .... stunt performer
Antonio Cides .... stunt performer
Gilles Conseil .... stunt coordinator
Othman Ilyassa .... stunt coordinator
Michel Julienne .... stunt performer
Christophe Marsaud .... stunts
Cedric Proust .... stunt coordinator
Catherine Robert .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Victor Abadia .... electrician
Fabrice Anut .... key grip
Roger Arpajou .... still photographer
Eric Bialas .... Steadicam operator
Eric Bialas .... camera operator: "b" camera
Charles Carpentier .... electrician
Marie Decourt .... first assistant camera
Guillaume Deffontaines .... director of photography: second unit
Roland Dondin .... electrician
Franck Fiquet .... electrician
Arnaud Gervet .... additional second assistant camera
Eric Gies .... electrician
Vanessa Guez .... second assistant camera
David Koskas .... still photographer
Jean-Pierre Lacroix .... gaffer
Eric Nové .... grip
Luc Pallet .... first assistant camera
Frédéric Thurot .... electrician
Jean-Pierre Voisin .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Ophélie Gelber .... casting: children
Nadia Nataf .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leila Adjir .... costumer
Amian Hmada .... costumer (as Amina Hamda)
 
Editorial Department
Jerome Brechet .... dailies color grader
Gilles Granier .... dailies color grader
Natacha Louis .... video color grader
Tuong Vi Nguyen-Long .... assistant editor
Virginie Seguin .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Yvan Ackerman .... musician: Guitars and vocals
Simon Andrieux .... musician: trombone
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach .... composer: additional music
Ardag Basmadjian .... musician: guitar and vocals
Stéphane Belmondo .... musician: Trumpet and bugle
Fixi Bossard .... musician: Accordéon (as Fixi)
Robert Burke .... musician: Basse, Guiatrs, vocals and keyboards
Jan Chalipecký .... conductor (as Jan Chalupecky)
Benoit Delbecq .... music: piano
Bruno Epron Mahmoudi .... musician: percussions
Grant Fabao .... musician: Drums (theme )
Eric Gemsa .... composer: additional music
David Gore .... musician: Guitars and vocals
Lorenzo Larocca .... musician
Laurent Levesque .... musician: Piano (theme )
Magik Malik .... musician: Flute and vocals
Manda .... chorus
Christophe Minck .... musician: Farfisa, Basse and Contrabasse (as Christophe 'Disco' Minck)
Artur Nunes .... composer: theme music
André Pascal .... composer: additional music
Avril Philippe .... music mixer
Avril Philippe .... music recording engineer
Charlotte Savary .... composer: additional music
Wax Tailor .... musician
 
Other crew
Benoît Bier .... production assistant
Saga Blanchard .... production coordinator
Pauline Gallezot .... trainee script supervisor
Astrid Gavard .... press attache
Ophélie Gelber .... acting coach: children
Lina Martins .... assistant: Juliette Binoche
Arnaud Plé .... assistant administrator
Chloé Rudolf .... script supervisor
Harmel Sbraire .... coach: actors
Dominique Segall .... press attache
Christian Thurot .... groupman
Géraldine Toitot .... production administrator
 
Thanks
Jackie Berroyer .... thanks
Jean-François Bizot .... special thanks
Lou Doillon .... thanks
Jean-Paul Gaultier .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some sexual references
Runtime:
130 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Goofs:
Continuity: When the shop-owner of the bakery sell a baguette she asks for 80 cent, doesn't register it in the till, which has the figures 0,00 than it changes to 0,78 than back to 0,00 again.See more »
Quotes:
Pierre:[discussing his nieces and nephew] We've gotta be honest and say I'm gonna croak.
Élise:That's not certain.
Pierre:Then it'll be a nice surprise, if it's not true.
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Soundtrack:
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30 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Complex study of a city and it's inhabitants., 11 August 2008
Author: Ray Harley (kerkevik@btinternet.com) from Blairgowrie, Scotland

A wonderfully complex study of both the city, and it's people on a wonderfully complex group of characters. Every one was as interesting as any other, regardless of the stature of the actor playing them, and you were invested in them all because of it. Juliette Binoche and Albert Dupontel were the most familiar names to me, but their characters were not allowed to dominate the story.

All along the way you were taken on journeys that were unsignposted and shocking, in some cases, because of it.

A quite extraordinary tale that deserves a far wider audience than it is likely to get. Overall the film was a shining example, in my opinion, of what makes French cinema the best in the world.

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