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French Film (2008)

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A comedy about how French and English cultures differ in their attitudes on relationships.

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Cast

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Bowler
Benjamin Bellecour ...
Young Parisian Man
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Jed
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Young Parisian Woman
Marie-Gaëlle Cals ...
French Apartment Woman
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Thierry Grimandi
Nichola Christie ...
Counselling Woman
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Bike Thief
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Alain
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Sophie
Jose Estudillo ...
Irate Postman
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Cheryl
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Marcus
David Matthews ...
Counselling Man
Henry Maynard ...
Waiter
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Jed prepares to interview French cineaste and self-appointed expert on the nature of love - Thierry Grimandi. The worldly and somewhat jaded Jed is dead-set on dismissing the auteur's musings as pompous and, well French, until his own relationship with Cheryl starts to fall apart and he is forced to re-evaluate the illusive subject. Soon everyone is talking about love: his relationship counselor, drinking buddy Marcus and Marcus' girlfriend SophieBeginnings, endings, tricks...could the French be on to something? Written by Anonymous

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Could it be that French is the true language of love?

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strongly recommended
13 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I caught this is a repeat on BBC i-Player and I was very pleasantly surprised. This was the best film that I have seen in a few years. Not pretentious at all, but a well-made sweet film with some very human themes. The acting was just great and really believable. Cantona adds a nice touch - especially for those United fans who remember that Kung-fu kick and the sardines... What I liked most was how the script was so realistic and yet incorporated so many funny lines; I was cracking up with laughter and then almost had tears in my eyes... Really nice one!

This won't appeal to everyone though - a couple of the reviewers tried to compare this to Notting Hill - please!!!


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