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Paper Souls (2013)
"Les âmes de papier" (original title)

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A funeral-speech writer gets a new lease on life when he meets a widow who commissions him to write a piece for her 8-year-old son.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stéphane Guillon ...
Jules Rotenberg ...
Claudine Baschet ...
Marc Olinger ...
Client Paul
Alain Azerot ...
Ousmane Diarra
Caty Baccega ...
La serveuse
François Legrand ...
Le chauffeur de taxi
Madame Thomassin
Frédéric Frenay ...
Jean Ehret ...
Le prêtre
Marc Dirian ...
Musicien Pont des Arts
Cosima Bevernaege ...
Jeune femme Pont des arts


A funeral-speech writer gets a new lease on life when he meets a widow who commissions him to write a piece for her 8-year-old son.

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Traveller's Tale
22 January 2015 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is a new and - dare I say it - original twist on the 'my favourite wife' plot which was just as enjoyable with Gary Grant as it had been when Somerset Maugham originated it a good couple of decades previously. This time around it falls to Paul, a novelist unable to write at length since the death of his wife, turning instead to writing eulogies about people he's never met to be delivered by their loved ones, a nice if perhaps a tad bizarre little urner. Hired by a young widow to bring her late husband to life for the benefit of his young son, who is in denial, Paul slowly falls in love with the widow and she with him but takes his brief too seriously and REALLY brings back the dead husband albeit like in Blithe Spirit only temporarily. It makes for predictable situations and is loaded with charm. Those with long memories may well go to see Julie Gayet who featured in French headlines a while ago via her affair with a high-ranking member of government. They will discover that she IS beautiful but no more so than a thousand Frenchwomen in her age group and is also a competent actress. Indeed it is reasonable to assume the could make a decent living playing roles like this for several years. As it happens all the actors are eclipsed by veteran Pierre Richards who walks away with everything that isn't nailed down. Do try to see it.

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