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Love Songs (2007)

Les chansons d'amour (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 23 May 2007 (France)
A musical interpretation of three lovers living in Paris.

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Julie's boyfriend Ismaël lives with her; rather than worry about the time he spends with his colleague Alice, Julie invites Alice to join them. The three walk the streets of Paris, party, read, and sleep together. Sometimes it's lighthearted, sometimes there are jealousies. Then death strikes. In various ways, those left come to terms with the departure and absence of a loved one: showing concern, eating together, attempting new relationships, trying to "be there" for the other. Then, the spirit returns and new commitments are possible. The romantic elements of musical comedy play in contrast to the ambivalence of the lyrics and the story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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$20,488 (USA) (21 March 2008)

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$103,970 (USA) (27 June 2008)
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Trivia

Christophe Honoré: appears briefly during the funeral scene. See more »

Quotes

Ismaël Bénoliel: Je suis très mélancolique.
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Connections

Referenced in On connait les chansons d'amour (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Je n'aime que toi
Written by Alex Beaupain
Performed by Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, and Clotilde Hesme
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beautiful
20 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A typically powerful French film proving France as a great film making country! It is a dark comedy, with an intriguing structure...variously sad, funny and bizarre in equal measures. Some have described it as a musical comedy. It is not!

Intelligently choreographed performances from Louis Garrel as the central character, Ismael, from Ludivine Sagnier as his girlfriend Julie, from Clotilde Hesme as Alice, the third character in the love triangle. Chiara Mastroianni puts in a strong performance as Julie's sister, Jeanne.

Lovely images of grey, wintery Paris thanks to Rémy Chevrin; songs I want to hear again; memorable images of confused emotions and allegiances, and like Amelie,Delicatessen or Caché, it will stay with me a long time.

Brilliant, thanks Christophe!


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