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20 April 2011 (Belgium) See more »
In this delightful comedy Justine (Inglourious Basterds' Mélanie Laurent) flits from one boyfriend to the next while her immature father secretly befriends them all. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Mélanie Laurent ... Justine Dhrey
Michel Blanc ... Eli Dhrey
Florence Loiret Caille ... Dom Dhrey
Claude Perron ... Suzanne Dhrey

Guillaume Gouix ... Sami
Sébastien Castro ... Bertrand
Géraldine Nakache ... Cécilia

Manu Payet ... Atom
Karina Beuthe ... Kirsten
Jean-Yves Roan ... Docteur Katz
Romain Lévy ... Alex
Alexandre Steiger ... Mathias
Habibur Rahman ... Mahboob
Assane Seck ... Malik
Achille Ndari ... Jeff
Samir de Luca ... Seb
Luce Mouchel ... Docteur Carlier
Gisèle Torterolo ... La psy
Xavier Goulard ... Le cardiologue
Arnaud Lemort ... Le vendeur magasin de golf
Jeanne Ferron ... La dame-pipi
Valérie Flan ... La voisine de table
Jean-Christophe Clément ... Le mari de la voisine de table
Nicolas Chupin ... Le vendeur Starbucks
Indiana Rhazal ... La vendeuse Starbucks
Françoise Vallon ... Sandrine
Camille Chamoux ... Camille
Danièle Cohen ... L'infirmière maternité
Malik Bentalha ... Comédien stand-up 1

Kev Adams ... Comédien stand-up 2
Eric Delva ... Médecin accoucheur

Daniel Cohen ... Le rabbin Youchnovski
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claude Sesé ... Joe

David Serero ... Kaddish chanteur (uncredited)

Directed by
Jennifer Devoldère 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jennifer Devoldère 
Romain Lévy  collaboration
Cécile Sellam  collaboration

Produced by
Aïssa Djabri .... producer
Farid Lahouassa .... producer
Denis Penot .... executive producer
Original Music by
Nathan Johnson 
Cinematography by
Laurent Tangy 
Film Editing by
Stéphane Pereira 
Casting by
Emmanuelle Prévost 
Production Design by
Hervé Gallet 
Costume Design by
Emmanuelle Youchnovski  (as Emmanuelle Youchnowski)
Makeup Department
Suzel Bertrand .... makeup department head
Production Management
Varujan Gumusel .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emilie Cherpitel .... first assistant director
Toulorge Elvire .... third assistant director
Vincent Verdier .... second assistant director
Art Department
Vincent Amiel .... construction coordinator
Jérôme Billa .... set dresser
Anne Delepoulle .... assistant property master
Benoît Herlin .... property master
Baptiste Magis .... second assistant art director
Galien Malferiol .... carpenter
Hugh Turvey .... x-ray artwork
Uriel Zylberman .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Pascal Armant .... sound recordist
Rym Debbarh-Mounir .... sound editor
Julien Gonnord .... second sound assistant
Damien Guillaume .... assistant sound editor
Arthur Le Roux .... boom operator
Guillaume Leriche .... foley engineer
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
Jérôme Wiciak .... sound re-recording mixer
Jérôme Wiciak .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Alain Carsoux .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Jerome Auliac .... digital compositor
Alain Carsoux .... visual effects director
Florian Chauvet .... visual effects coordinator
Stephane Dittoo .... visual effects supervisor
Ludivine Ducrocq .... production administration
Adrien Garcia .... digital compositor
David Gourmaud .... visual effects editor
Aurélien Grand .... retouch and restoration
Yohann Hays .... digital compositor
Julien Lasson .... digital compositor
Sergeï Lourié .... senior digital compositor
Christophe Lucotte .... visual effects
Emilia Napame .... digital compositor
Vincent Perzo .... digital compositor
Joel Pinto .... digital compositor
Sebastien Rame .... digital compositor
Laurent Ripoll .... visual effects editor
Aurore Rousset .... animator
Camera and Electrical Department
Loïc Andrieu .... additional steadicam operator
Simon Chanvillard .... third assistant camera
Pierre Antoine Conan .... gaffer
Raphaël Creton .... still photographer
Nicolas Dollander .... steadicam operator
Fabien Faure .... second assistant camera
Guillaume Lemerle .... electrician
Alexandre Levi .... electrician
Alexandre Léglise .... additional focus puller
Pierre-Alain Mainguy .... grip
Benjamin Moreau .... electrician
Mathieu Plainfosse .... first assistant camera
Benjamin Rame .... grip
Benjamin Renaud .... key grip
Yannick Ressigeac .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Anne Barbier .... extras casting
Emmanuelle Prévost .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sophia Begny .... costume trainee
Pauline Berland .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Jerome Brechet .... dailies color grader
Arnaud Caréo .... on-line editor
Xavier Desjours .... dailies color grader
Natacha Louis .... colorist
Sahra Mekki .... first assistant editor
Julien Whaley .... editorial trainee
Music Department
Hideaki Aomori .... musician: bass clarinet
Clarice Jensen .... musician: cello
Nathan Johnson .... musician
Nathan Johnson .... score producer
Valérie Lindon .... music supervisor
Ryan Lott .... orchestrator
Colin Meyer .... musician (drums)
Rob Moose .... musician (violin)
Jonny Rogers .... musician: tuned wine glasses
Nadia Sirota .... musician (viola)
Eric Dawson Tate .... music recordist
Eric Dawson Tate .... score mixer
Maura Valenti .... musician: harp
Ben Wolfe .... musician: bass
Ymusic .... musician
Other crew
Lysiane Biagini .... location scout
Kim Courcelle .... production administrator
Annie Devolder .... production administrator
Justine Gaillard .... assistant script supervisor
Gianni Manno .... end credits designer
Lisa-Nina Rives .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Et soudain tout le monde me manque" - France (original title)
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France:98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | USA:Not Rated

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not my kind of romantic comedy, 31 July 2013
Author: Red-125 from Upstate New York

The French film "Et soudain tout le monde me manque" (2011) was shown in the United States as "The Day I Saw Your Heart." It was co-written and directed by Jennifer Devoldère.

This is a movie that is billed as a dramatic comedy, but it just didn't work for me at either level. Mélanie Laurent stars as Justine, the most beautiful and least responsible Xray technician in France. We are supposed to find it adorable when she takes multiple x-rays of a man to whom she's attracted, and then uses the images to produce x-ray art. (There actually is an art form that uses X-rays, but presumably not at the risk of radiation exposure to patients.)

"She just broke up with her boyfriend, so she's sleeping on her sister's couch." Maybe the plot needed Justine to have no place to live, but the explanation is not funny or dramatic.

Meanwhile, we are supposed to accept the plot device that Justine's father truly loves his children, but never took the time or made the effort to tell them so. Now he hangs out with all of Justine's former boyfriends. He makes a suggestion to his pregnant wife that is truly awful, and that ends up with him sleeping on the couch. (It's a couch-sleeping kind of family.)

It's true that the family is Jewish, but I didn't feel that their Jewishness had any bearing on the plot. That's why I was surprised to find the film as part of a Jewish Film Festival. The festival booklet says the movie "charmed our entire screening committee." I guess it just didn't charm me.

We saw the film at the Little Theatre in Rochester, as part of the fine Rochester Jewish Film Festival. (OK--we didn't like this one, but most of the movies were great.) It will work well on DVD, if you choose to see it. However, I would suggest that you'd do better with another, much better, French dramatic comedy, Paris-Manhattan (2012), also shown at the RJFF.

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