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The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (2008)

Le premier jour du reste de ta vie (original title)
Five key days in a family's life.

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Robert Duval
Zabou Breitman ...
Marie-Jeanne Duval
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Fleur Duval
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Albert Duval
Roger Dumas ...
Pierre
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Prune
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Éric
Sarah Cohen-Hadria ...
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Moïra
Aymeric Cormerais ...
Sacha
Jean-Jacques Vanier ...
Mathias Moreau
Philippe Lefebvre ...
Philippe
François-Xavier Demaison ...
Le docteur Marcaurel
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Le rasta blanc
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Five key days in a family's life.

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Magnifique !!
9 November 2009 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I thought that "THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE" (aka "Le premier jour du reste de ta vie") was a thoroughly enjoyable movie … it is a film that I would contemplate seeing again … (and maybe again!) ….

Well written and superbly directed by Remi Bezancon, "The first day… " is a French film (with subtitles) telling the tale of a close knit family over a period of twelve years … and especially focusing on five individual crucial days in particular over that period that changed the course of the families life for ever …

I just liked everything about this film, the casting was superb, the music great, the way the story moved along was brisk and to the point … and you felt at one with the family … at some points I was very moved … at others I laughed out loud … there wasn't a bad thing to say about this movie ...

A special mention should go the actors playing the main Duval family members – such good believable actors … the Father - Robert (Jacques Gamblin), the Mother Marie-Jeanne (Zabou Breitman), their Daughter Fleur (Deborah Francois), and their two sons Raphael (Marc-Andre Grondin) and Albert (Pio Marmai) – I'm sure that there will be many more good things to come from these actors (and the director) in the future …

This film is a joy … you share the hardships and the highlights and get totally immersed in the family and their circumstances …

"THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE" is released on 20th November, and is thoroughly recommended …


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