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Bright Days Ahead (2013)
"Les beaux jours" (original title)

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The retired dentist Caroline attends a class for computer users. Although she is married, she falls in love with her significantly younger lecturer. It turns out he used to visit her ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Caroline dite Caro
Laurent Lafitte ...
Julien (as Laurent Lafitte de la Comédie Française)
Patrick Chesnais ...
Philippe
Jean-François Stévenin ...
Roger
Fanny Cottençon ...
Chantal
Catherine Lachens ...
Sylviane
Alain Cauchi ...
Jacky
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Jocelyne dite Jojo
Marc Chapiteau ...
Hugues
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Paul
Olivia Côte ...
Lydia - la prof de théâtre (as Olivia Cote)
Emilie Caen ...
L'hôtesse des Beaux Jours
Eléonore Bernheim ...
Lise
Maud Le Guenedal ...
Rebecca
Roman Tabar-Nouval ...
Le petit Arthur
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The retired dentist Caroline attends a class for computer users. Although she is married, she falls in love with her significantly younger lecturer. It turns out he used to visit her surgery because primarily in order to enjoy her view. Her husband finds out about her affair with this admirer. Written by Anonymous

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dentist | nude swimming | pottery

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

19 June 2013 (France)  »

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Bright Days Ahead  »

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Opening Weekend:

$4,919 (USA) (25 April 2014)

Gross:

$9,059 (USA) (2 May 2014)
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Swiss certificate # 1009.486. See more »

Quotes

Philippe: Have you looked at yourself?
Caroline: HE does the job of looking at me!
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Für Elise
(Lettre à Elise)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
(1810)
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French Cinema + lifeftime channel = worst of both worlds
23 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a fan of Ardent and certainly of French cinema.

But this film is unforgivably bland and flat.

Now, OK, the French simply cannot make a film without adultery. I get it. It is apparently some French law. And usually a one with good results. But it is one of several utterly forced aspects and plot lines thrown into this slightly droll "Lifetime channel" "made-for-TV" quality film that make the entire experience seem artificial. It doesn't shock, excite, enlightening, add drama, sadness or happiness. It is just a has to be there because it is the only thing the writers could think of.

The rest of the film is predictable and cliché. No usual French subtleties, simply nothing at all of interest


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