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Welcome Aboard (2012)

Bienvenue parmi nous (original title)
Despite his fame, Taillandier has suddenly stopped painting. Deeply depressed, the sixty-year-old decides to go away. He has no clear goal and explains nothing to his close friends. During ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Chesnais ...
Taillandier
Jeanne Lambert ...
Marylou
...
Alice
Jacques Weber ...
Max
Xavier Gallais ...
Le maître d'hôtel
Raphaëline Goupilleau ...
La femme de l'agence
Didier Bénureau ...
Le vendeur
Julien Barbier ...
Le garçon 1
Urbain Cancelier ...
Le boucher
Amaury Baudoin ...
Mathias
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Le videur
Martine Borg ...
La bouchère
Amandine Chauveau ...
La pompiste
Jacques Develay ...
Le réceptionniste
Christophe Dias-Valerio ...
L'interne
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Despite his fame, Taillandier has suddenly stopped painting. Deeply depressed, the sixty-year-old decides to go away. He has no clear goal and explains nothing to his close friends. During his travels, he has a strange encounter with Marylou, a wild teenager who was rejected by her mother. The lost girl and the man at the end of his tether will travel together awhile. Finally living like a father and daughter, at peace. Written by lletaif

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A simple and delightful little film.

I am not very used to this kind of features, but from time to time I think it's refreshing ; that's the word this movie deserves. After a very depressing beginning, you slowly but surely feel better as the story continues.

This tale of a depressed and nearly suicidal mooded man in his mid sixties, who escapes from his "too much normal life" and then meets a runaway teenage girl is very poignant and also unusual. Although we have already seen that before, but not too often. No one can stay "cold" watching such a so simple and heartbreaking story. Jean Becker gave us some films like this one. I would say it's just his trade mark.

Don't miss it.


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