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Marc Palestro
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Marie-Jeanne / Cathy
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Sergio Bartoli
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Clotilde Palestro
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Robert Prat
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Jacques Valles ...
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Solène Forveille ...
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Emilie Chesnais ...
Patricia
Emilie Lafarge ...
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Nicole Riston ...
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Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours later, Marc finally puts a name to her face. It's Cathy, the girl he was in love with growing up in Oran, Algeria, in the last days of the French colonial regime. Marc hurries to her hotel. They spend the night together. Then she's gone again. And Marc's mother tells him Cathy never left Algeria. She was killed with her father in a bombing just before independence... Written by The Film Catalogue

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C'est la ouate
Lyrics by Pierre Gillet and Caroline Loeb
Music by Philippe Chany
Sung by Caroline Loeb
Label: Barclay
Published by Universal Music Publishing
(Recorded in October 1986)
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A Moving Story of Romance and Childhood Love
10 February 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am sure some of us still have, on occasion, flashing memory of our childhood love subjects. We can be adults and settled into a homely life style. But if your memory is still robust, a trip to the past is common - especially if you are getting older.

"Balcony on the Sea", a name which I prefer, is a top-notch romance from France. It blends mystery with a love story, and with a the plot which is very credible and moving.

Both Jean Dujardin (of 'The Artist' fame) and Marie-Josee Croze are great in their leading roles. Director Nicole Garcia's steady and conventional directing is perfect to tell this tale, with flash back to childhood life in Algiers. I also find the ending subtle and satisfying. Highly recommended for those who yearn for a good romance story. Meanwhile, I will try to seek out more work by this director.


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