MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 41,152 this week

Tous les soleils (2011)

 -  Comedy  -  30 March 2011 (France)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 1,273 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 10 critic

Alessandro teaches musicology at the university of Strasbourg. He is also a volunteer reader in hospitals. He shares his apartment with his daughter, 15-year-old Irina, and his anarchist ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(scenario, adaptation and dialogue)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


Related News

Tous les soleils (2011)
| The Cultural Post

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 27 Oct 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 28 Nov 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 21 Sep 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 20 Jan 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 05 Feb 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tous les soleils (2011)

Tous les soleils (2011) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tous les soleils.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An Italian doctor starts a new life in Kenya to escape the city, but life catches up with him when an old friend offers his assistance along with his wife, who happens to be an old lover. (Italian with English subtitles).

Director: Lucio Pellegrini
Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Stefano Accorsi, Vittoria Puccini
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Carlo Mazzacurati
Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Maya Sansa, Marco Messeri
Chez Maupassant (TV Series 2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Marie-Anne Chazel, Françoise Gillard, Thomas Chabrol
Leaving I (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sergi López, Yvan Attal
In Your Hands (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An act of revenge takes an unexpected turn in this psychological drama from French writer and director Lola Doillon. Anna (Kristin Scott Thomas) flees a house on the outskirts of Paris and ... See full summary »

Director: Lola Doillon
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Pio Marmaï, Jean-Philippe Écoffey
Kiss Me Again (2010)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.

Director: Gabriele Muccino
Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Vittoria Puccini, Pierfrancesco Favino
Grey Souls (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

East of France, December 1917. In a village situated close to the front but protected from it by a hillside, the body of Belle de Jour, a little girl, is found by the canal. Judge Mierck, ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Angelo
Stars: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Jacques Villeret, Denis Podalydès
Documentary | Short | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Why meditate? Can meditation help save the world? What does silence mean?

Director: Alexander Klosterkemper
Stars: Bhagwan Awatramani, Bill Dennis, Zev W. Maybruch
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Yves Angelo
Stars: Marina Hands, Anne Sophie Latour, Martine Chevallier
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Renaud Bertrand
Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Nathan Georgelin, Jacques Gamblin
Rust (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In a hot summer, the lives of the children are about to be changed forever when two girls are found raped and murdered. The children know who the suspect is but knowing that the adults will... See full summary »

Director: Daniele Gaglianone
Stars: Filippo Timi, Stefano Accorsi, Valerio Mastandrea
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Jacques Maillot
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Maud Wyler, Yann Trégouët
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefano Accorsi ...
Alessandro
Neri Marcorè ...
Luigi dit Crampone
...
Florence
Lisa Cipriani ...
Irina
...
Agathe
José Luis Roig ...
Fernando
Xavier Boulanger ...
Dieter
Aude Koegler ...
Francette
Philippe Rebbot ...
Jean-Paul
Marie Seux ...
Malou
Margot Lefevre ...
La grand-mère (as Margot Lefevre Chan)
Jean-Marie Holterbach ...
Le grand-père
Patricia Joly ...
La directrice du département musicologie de l'université
Emilie Gavois-Kahn ...
La factrice
Fayssal Benhamed ...
Le lieutenant de police
Edit

Storyline

Alessandro teaches musicology at the university of Strasbourg. He is also a volunteer reader in hospitals. He shares his apartment with his daughter, 15-year-old Irina, and his anarchist brother Luigi. Life is not always rosy at Alessandro's for three main reasons : he is a widower and has never really recovered from the death of his young wife ; his brother is some kind of parasite who refuses to sell his paintings to capitalist speculators and so to contribute to the cost of the household ; Irina, whom he has raised alone since she was five months old and always felt close to, is rapidly changing from little girl to teenager and wishes to be treated as such. One day, Florence, a beautiful young woman, gets into Alessandro's life. Will he eventually take his chances with her? And will he manage to stop stifling Irina? And will he finally get on with Luigi? Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

30 March 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

...Non ci posso credere  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Swiss censorship visa # 1008.278. See more »


Soundtracks

L'Internationale
Written by Eugène Pottier
Music by Pierre Degeyter
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Angst and smiles - but more smiles than angst
24 April 2011 | by (Montigny-lès-Metz, France) – See all my reviews

Philippe Claudel is a multi-talented artist but a pessimistic one , whether as a novelist (his last book, "L'enquête"being a hopeless statement on today's working world), a playwright (the poetic but dark portrait of a lost man in "Le paquet"), a scriptwriter ("Les âmes grises" and its description of personal tragedies set against the historical tragedy of World War I) and a film maker (his first movie "Il y a longtemps que je t'aime" examines the difficult reunion of two sisters after one of them has spent fifteen years in prison). But, for his second movie as a director, "Tous les soleils", he has changed his tune, opting for a much lighter tone. Quite rightly so insofar as humankind does not come down to misery and suffering, a state of things which great names like Shakespeare and Corneille - among others - have perfectly understood. Even such a deeply desperate artist as Ingmar Bergman went along with the sound rule of occasionally resorting to comedy (the delightful "Smiles of a Summer Night" for example), thus sticking more closely to the lot of the human condition than by systematically emphasizing its absurdities and miseries. Of course, Philippe Claudel's option of a feel-good approach does not mean that he has suddenly put on rose-colored spectacles. What "Tous les soleils" is about is no less than... life and death, the end of life, widower-hood, serious illness, father-teenage relationship, family, love, art, politics, Berlusconi and accepting or rejecting an unjust world.! Hard to stomach if you are content to read this list, but very easy to follow when told by a warm and playful story-teller like writer- director Claudel. All these topics are indeed harmoniously blended into a very simple story line, which the general public will not find hard to follow. It concerns Alessandro, a musicology professor at the Strasbourg University, whose everyday life is, without being tragic, no pleasure cruise. The man has mourned his wife, killed in a car accident while their daughter Irina was five months old, for more than a decade now and and has never actually been able to get over this trauma. Since then, he has acted both as a loving father and a mother substitute to Irina but lately has started stifling her for not realizing that she has grown and needs some leeway, hence tensions arising between them. Another bone of contention is the continuous presence under his roof of his anarchist brother Luigi, a fugitive from Berlusconi's Italy. The latter, despite being a much sought-after painter, refuses to sell his paintings to the "capitalists" and brings no money home, another cause for those rows regularly rocking the apartment and driving the neighbors mad. Things tend to evolve the day when, at a funeral, Sandro meets a beautiful woman who moves him at last. Florence, the lady in question, is the estranged daughter of Agathe, an old woman he used to read books to in hospital. Meanwhile, Irina falls for high school student Aurélien. All will end well provided that Alessandro tones it down a bit with Irina..., if Florence leaves her present companion..., and if Berlusconi leaves power!

The relationships between a single father and his coming of age daughter is far from original of course but Claudel deals with the issue with a refreshingly fine touch. The writer-director deftly manages to avoid the usual clichés and gets from young Lisa Cipriani a very natural, engaging performance. He also succeeds in avoiding being over- sentimental, particularly when he tackles a delicate subject like death (present in outline throughout the film). In this, he is helped by the humorous tone that underlies the whole narrative. Not that the quality of the comedy is always of a high quality, more particularly when it comes to the sequences featuring the female head of department exchanging pornographic e-messages with a correspondent she believes is Alessandro. Most of the time though, the humor bites home, especially in the scenes involving Luigi, played by a deliciously unrestrained Neri Marcori. His ranting and raving against Silvio Berlusconi and his anarchy lessons to the mail-woman, for instance, are killingly funny.

In this respect, it must be said that a great deal of the pleasure generated by "Tous les soleils" is derived from its Italianity. The choice of two Italian actors to play the two immigrant brothers is perfect : Stefano Accorsi is irresistible as this ordinary man (intellectual but not highbrow) whose unease translates into outbursts and is perfectly complemented by the already mentioned Marcori. Their incessant spats, their permanent restlessness give this French movie shot in Strasbourg a pleasant (and unexpected) Italian comedy overtone.

On the French side, Anouk Aimée brings her great class to her character, creating the dying woman she embodies with restraint, elegance and depth. And it does not take long to Clotilde Courau, who only appears at the fifty-fifth minute, to exude emotion.

All in all, Philippe Claudel's second directorial effort, a successful blend of smiles and angst, proves a very satisfying experience, all the more pleasant as the score gives the audiences the opportunity to discover beautiful traditional Italian music, the tarantella. Well,you can do without seeing 'Tous les soleils', but you will feel all the better if you go and see it.


15 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Tous les soleils (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?