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The Big Picture (2010)
"L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  12 October 2012 (USA)
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Eric Ruf ...
Grégoire Kremer
Enzo Caçote ...
Hugo Exben
Luka Antic ...
Baptiste
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Fiona Exben (as Rachel Berger)
Esteban Carvajal-Alegria ...
Valéry Grey (as Esteban Carvajal Alegria)
Florence Muller ...
Clarisse
Jean-Paul Bathany ...
Jean-Claude
Carole Weiss ...
Annie
Philippe Dusseau ...
Emmanuel
Olivier Rogers ...
Pierre
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Paul Exben is a success story - partner in one of Paris's most exclusive law firms, big salary, big house, glamorous wife and two sons straight out of a Gap catalog. But when he finds out that Sarah, his wife, is cheating on him with Greg Kremer, a local photographer, a rush of blood provokes Paul into a fatal error. Standing over the corpse of his wife's lover, Paul knows that his perfect life has gone for good. But by assuming the dead man's identity and fleeing for an isolated part of former Yugoslavia on the beautiful Adriatic coast, Paul gets another shot at being himself and, at last, seeing the big picture. Written by The Film Catalogue

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Also Known As:

Em Busca de Uma Nova Vida  »

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Opening Weekend:

$13,760 (USA) (12 October 2012)

Gross:

$158,411 (USA) (14 December 2012)
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As Paul watches from the shore, the sound and light from the explosion of his sailboat (on the horizon), reach him nearly simultaneously. At the height Paul was sitting, the horizon was roughly 5 miles away and the sound would take over 20 seconds to reach him, while the light would reach him almost instantly. See more »

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Paul Exben: What are you doing here?
Bartholomé: I'm sorry, I was in the mood for a little beer.
Paul Exben: Anyone else, besides me, likes beer.
Bartholomé: Sure, anyone else likes it, but I wanted to have a drink with you.
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Volcano
Written by Beck (as Beck Hansen)
Performed by Beck
Edité par Youthless (ASCAP)
Sous-édité par Fintage Publishing & Collection B.V.
(P) 2008 XL Recording Limited
ISRC No:US-UM7-08-18995
Issu de l'album "Modern Guit" XLCD 369
Avec l'aimable autorisation de XL Recording Ltd
www.xlrecording.com
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A superb french thriller
26 July 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really have to write a review about this great French thriller. Firstly, although not a French Language expert, the original title which means roughly - THE MAN WHO WANTED TO CHANGE HIS LIFE - is much more appropriate than THE BIG PICTURE. Although the circumstances that lead the main character to change his life for something that he should have done years ago were quite shocking, it resonated with me and I am sure so many others. How many of us have not pursued what we were really good at and traded ourselves in to the banal life of the office, security of the pension and benefits etc. etc. The list goes on. If you can watch this film twice then do as you will appreciate it even more. The acting is very good. The ending may confuse some and I have not ticked the spoiler box so will not give anything away. After leaving the auditorium you will piece it together though. Overall an excellent film. The main actor was great in Heartbreaker and the same here with THE BIG PICTURE.


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