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Change of Plans -- So-called friends at a dinner party end up acting like a dysfunctional family.


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So called friends at a dinner party end up acting like a dysfunctional family. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Karin Viard ... Marie-Laurence 'ML' Claverne

Dany Boon ... Piotr

Marina Foïs ... Mélanie Carcassonne

Patrick Bruel ... Le docteur Alain Carcassonne

Emmanuelle Seigner ... Sarah Mattei
Christopher Thompson ... Lucas Mattei

Marina Hands ... Juliette
Patrick Chesnais ... Erwann
Blanca Li ... Manuela
Laurent Stocker ... Jean-Louis Mauzard

Pierre Arditi ... Henri
Jeanne Raimbault ... Doris
Isabelle Cagnat ... Mme Bollet

Marc Rioufol ... Daniel Laurent
Cyrille Eldin ... Le démonstrateur (as Cyrille Eldiri)
Michèle Brousse ... Mme Andrieux
Michel Motu ... M. Andrieu

Guillaume Durand ... Guillaume Durand

Zahia Said ... L'infirmière
Anne Agbadou-Masson ... L'attachée de presse (as Anne Agbdou Masson)
Paul Bonfiglio ... Le fromager
Stéphane Lauret ... Le vendeur Lagonda
Georges Roche ... Le maître d'hôtel

Sonia Dufeu ... Femme restaurant
David Lasserre ... Professeur danse
Jérémy Bardeau ... L'interne
Julie Villers ... La réceptionniste
Pedro Ramirez Rey ... Danseur flamenco
Juan Pedro Delgado ... Danseur flamenco
Javier Cobo Nebrera ... Danseur flamenco
José Maria Maldonado ... Danseur flamenco
Segui ... Danseur flamenco
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claire Chazal ... Herself - Elle-même - à la TV
Eric Moreau ... (uncredited)

Jenny Rieu ... Spectatrice #7 (uncredited)

Directed by
Danièle Thompson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christopher Thompson  writer
Danièle Thompson  writer

Produced by
Christine Gozlan .... producer
David Poirot-Gozlan .... executive producer
Alain Terzian .... producer
Original Music by
Nicola Piovani 
Cinematography by
Jean-Marc Fabre 
Film Editing by
Sylvie Landra 
Casting by
Constance Demontoy 
Production Design by
Michèle Abbé-Vannier 
Art Direction by
Benoît Bechet 
Costume Design by
Catherine Leterrier 
Makeup Department
Stéphane Desmarez .... key hair stylist
Sylvie Lonchamp .... makeup artist: extras
Karine Meyer .... key makeup artist
Kay Philips .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Boris Azemar .... trainee unit manager
Martin Berléand .... assistant unit manager
Nathalie Chery .... assistant unit manager
Yvon Crenn .... production manager
Alex Grden .... assistant production manager
Sarah Lasry .... assistant unit manager
François Menny .... unit manager
Nicolas Mestrallet .... assistant unit manager
Gatien Nida .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Denis Bergonhe .... first assistant director
Héléna Cotinier .... third assistant director
Judith de Luze .... assistant director
Bonnie Pirès .... second assistant director
Arnaud Rivaille .... assistant director
Art Department
François Barre .... key construction grip
Gonnot Greene Charlotte .... assistant art director
Pascal Chevé .... plasterer
François Combastel .... construction coordinator
Thierry Doerflinger .... plasterer
Pascal Fasola .... painter
Antoine Martial .... key carpenter
Pascal Martin .... property master
Liliane Vos-Conil .... key painter
Catherine Werner Schmit .... set decorator (as Catherine Werner-Schmidt)
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... sound re-recording mixer
Philippe Dongé .... sound mix technician
Jean-Pierre Duret .... sound
Eric Ferret .... foley recordist
Alexandre Hecker .... foley editor
Micki Joanni .... synchron editor
Pierre-Jean Labrusse .... assistant foley recordist
Frédéric Le Louet .... supervising sound editor
Alain Lévy .... post synchronization
Avril Noviant .... boom operator
Florian Penot .... assistant foley artist
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
Julien Perez .... sound re-recording mixer
Igor Thomas-Gerard .... dialogue editor
Visual Effects by
Anais Bertrand .... visual effects coordinator
Alain Carsoux .... visual effects supervisor
Florian Chauvet .... visual effects coordinator
Jean-Nicolas Costa .... digital compositor
Natalène Darfeuille .... visual effects production assistant
Bertrand de Saint Seine .... titles and credits
Christophe Dehaene .... digital compositor
Ludivine Ducrocq .... production administration
Vincent Frei .... digital compositor
David Gourmaud .... visual effects editor
Aurélien Grand .... retouch and restoration
Guillaume Le Gouez .... digital compositor
Elodie Ly Tri .... retouch and restoration
Jean-Francois Michelas .... digital compositor
Frank Petit .... digital compositor
Joel Pinto .... visual effects supervisor
Elisa Pretta .... digital compositor
Etienne Salançon .... digital compositor
Christian Simon .... digital compositor
Jeremy Séguin .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Bialas .... b camera operator
Eric Bialas .... steadicam operator
Franck-Norman Bihi .... electrician
Grégoire de Calignon .... second assistant camera
Frédéric Hauss .... second assistant camera
Gilles Husson .... grip
Nicolas Le Gal .... director of photography: second unit
Philippe Leroy .... electrician
Alexandre Levi .... lighting technician
Yves Michaud .... Steadicam operator
Luc Roux .... still photographer
Jean-Baptiste Thibaud .... steadicam operator
Jean-Mary Vodoz .... best boy grip
Christian Weyers .... gaffer
Casting Department
Jen Dabancens .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amelie Caillart-Milhau .... set costumer
Camille Janbon .... assistant costume designer
Sylvie Néant .... set costumer
Daniella Telle .... costumer
Editorial Department
Nafi Dicko .... assistant editor
Soline Guyonneau .... assembly editor
Fabien Napoli .... colorist: dailies
Fabien Pascal .... colorist
Edouard Perchet .... trainee assistant editor
Location Management
Florent Durand .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Alexandre Hecker .... music editor
Valérie Lindon .... music supervisor
Giovanni Piccardi .... music assistant
Cristina Piovani .... music executive producer
Nicola Piovani .... conductor
Fabio Venturi .... score mixer
Aidan Zammit .... musician: keyboards, programming
Other crew
Aurélie David .... assistant script
Charlotte Frances .... production coordinator
Agathe Grau .... script supervisor
Giuseppe Leanza .... caterer
Blanca Li .... choreographer
Elsa Maillet .... production assistant
Dominique Segall .... press attache
Julien Segard .... set production assistant: trainee
Pierre Selinger .... production attorney
Fang Sun .... production assistant
Fabrice Touze .... production administrator
Roman Polanski .... thanks
Christopher Thompson .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le code a changé" - France (original title)
"A Change of Plans" - International (English title) (informal title)
"The Code Has Changed" - International (English title) (literal English title)
"The Plans Have Changed" - International (English title) (literal English title)
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100 min | Germany:100 min (European Film Market)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA15+ | Australia:M (DVD rating) | France:Tous publics | Germany:0 | Singapore:PG | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud)
Filming Locations:

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20 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Some ingredient was missing, 31 July 2009
Author: missmarmite from Hamburg, Germany

Ten people meet on June 21st to have a dinner together, two of them inviting the other ones. No one really wants to go or meet the others although they are friends, they all have enough to do with their problems and would like to spend the evening in a different way. But they go, they smile at each other, they have nice chats and everybody is laughing and having fun. Then they go home, knowing they will meet up all again next year and everything will be the same.

Not quite. Things have changed. Their relationships, their health, their self conscience. The code to open the door.

Like in many French films, people talk a lot. That's what the French love to do and they love to do it openly, in real life as in films. But although there's lots of talk about, none of the ten main characters (plus the eleventh one which is the father of two protagonists, who are sisters) will probably stay with the viewer a longer time. With so many characters around, it's difficult to create deeper insights. Sometimes you wish for more background information, but the story is set at two evenings and you can only put so much into the film if you don't want to make it three hours long. The end is left somewhat open, which is okay, leaves you with your own imagination of what will happen next.

Still, something is missing. I can't quite put my finger on it. I liked the actors, the dialogue is good and sometimes really funny, other scenes where a bit moody or more serious. That's life for you. But still... some ingredient was missing. It's a film you see and once it's digested, you probably will soon forget about it. And that is a pity. But I don't know what should have been different either. Any idea, anyone?

PS: The recipe in the credits was a nice touch, though. Have to check whether I can find it somewhere again...

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