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Beloved (2011)
"Les bien-aimés" (original title)

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In London, a mother and daughter navigate their respective romances: Madeline rekindles an affair from thirty years earlier, while her daughter Vera is caught between a musician who cannot commit and her ex, who still pines for her.

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Véra Passer
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Clément
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Jaromil Passer
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Henderson
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Jaromil jeune (as Rasha Bukvic)
Michel Delpech ...
François Gouriot
Omar Ben Sellem ...
Omar
Dustin Segura-Suarez ...
Mathieu (as Dustin Segura Suarez)
Guillaume Denaiffe ...
François Gouriot jeune
Clara Couste ...
Véra adolescente
Francine Beaur ...
La patronne de Madeleine
Anaïs Chetoui ...
Vendeuse magasin de chaussures 1
Amélie Flottat ...
Vendeuse magasin de chaussures 2
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In London, a mother and daughter navigate their respective romances: Madeline rekindles an affair from thirty years earlier, while her daughter Vera is caught between a musician who cannot commit and her ex, who still pines for her.

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24 August 2011 (France)  »

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Budget:

$9,980,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,825 (USA) (17 August 2012)

Gross:

$119,608 (USA) (14 September 2012)
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The name of the character played by Milos Forman, Jaromil Passer, is a tribute to two Czech directors, Jaromil Jires and Ivan Passer. See more »

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A beautiful Honoré
28 June 2013 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This film is remarkable.

Beautifully shot, full of inventions, the film is extremely refreshing as most of Honoré's work. The tone is pop and lighthearted, while depicting taboo subjects, such as older people's sexuality.

The casting is impeccable as always with Honoré. If the duo Deneuve-Sagnier and the depiction of a female character of that generation had a taste of dejà-vu (Ozon? Todd Haynes?), Honoré managed to make it feel like unexplored territory. But that's with Vera's character that Honoré is at its best. Mastroianni is AMAZING!! You've never seen a woman in her late 30's depicted that way in a movie.

The downturn of the film are the singing parts. It really doesn't work and it's even painful to watch. Other than Jacques Demy's films, one can think of Resnais's "On connait la chanson", Ozon's "8 femmes" or Ducastel & Martineau's "Jeanne et le garçon formidable" as examples of the successful mix of serious subject matters and musical. But with Honoré, it doesn't work (with the exception of the elegant telephone scene with Duris and Preiss in "Dans Paris"). It's tempting to just recommend to skip the singing parts as the film is otherwise quite long.

Other than that, the film is a must see.


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