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The Business Trip (2008)

Voyage d'affaires (original title)
Jean-Paul Clément is on a business trip. He checks into the Dolphine Hotel for seven nights where we learn he has one saved message on his mobile phone and a personal dilemma.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Jean-Paul Clément
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Réceptioniste de Hôtel
Ines Van Houtte Sanchez ...
Fille sur photo polaroïd
Gwenaëlle Simon ...
Voix off message téléphone (voice)
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A business man in his 30s, with an expense account, checks into a hotel, exchanging smiles and pleasantries with the desk clerk, a woman of beauty and style. Once in his room, he listens again to a voice message on his cell phone: his lover tells him she is breaking up with him; he is not spontaneous; she has found someone else; don't call. He throws his phone down. When he reaches beneath the bed to retrieve it, he finds a Polaroid photograph of a partially nude woman posed provocatively; it includes a phone number and a sexual question. He opens a beer and stares at the photo. If he calls, what then? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Le lien SNCF
Written by Michael Boumendil
Editions Sixième Son
Courtesy of Sixième Son and SNCF
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Tres charmant!
15 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very cute and compelling snapshot of a film on the dangers of trying to change overnight.

The acting is light, convincing, and intimate. The French is, predictably, romantic, casual, and -- if you're trying to keep up what you may have learned in high school or beyond -- relatively easy to follow.

What makes a good short? In my limited experience, a surprise ending can definitely help.

In this case, the conclusion works perfectly.

Excellent work!


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