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French Postcards (1979)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 26 October 1979 (USA)
An American group of exchange students come to Paris to study the language and culture for a year. The film depicts the various interactions between the students and the instructors, ... See full summary »

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Willard Huyck
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Chapin ... Joel
Blanche Baker ... Laura
David Marshall Grant ... Alex
Valérie Quennessen ... Toni
Debra Winger ... Melanie
Mandy Patinkin ... Sayyid
Marie-France Pisier ... Madame Catherine Tessier
Jean Rochefort ... Monsieur Tessier
Lynn Carlin ... Mrs. Weber
George Coe ... Mr. Weber
Christophe Bourseiller ... Pascal
François Lalande François Lalande ... Monsieur Levert
Anémone ... Christine
Véronique Jannot ... Malsy
Marie-Anne Chazel ... Cécile
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Storyline

An American group of exchange students come to Paris to study the language and culture for a year. The film depicts the various interactions between the students and the instructors, including the pretty female director of the institute where they are enrolled. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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American students go to Paris ... The less they study the more they learn.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | West Germany | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baci da Parigi See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Madame Catherine Tessier: Do you like the house? We decorated these rooms in what we call the Eisenhower 50's style. It's very hard to find good American furniture from that period in Paris.
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Alternate Versions

Due to music licensing disputes, the 1986 Paramount home video edition of this film contains almost completely different French-language pop songs as compared to the theatrical and cable television editions. Similarly, in 1984 NBC-TV ran a version that featured previously discarded footage of Debra Winger, who by then had become a major star. See more »

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FRENCH POSTCARDS DVD with Altered Music!
7 November 2008 | by shemp47-1See all my reviews

I'm just watching the new DVD release of French Postcards and I'm sorry to say they have substituted all the music with elevator muzak. This is really a shame in that the original music soundtrack was one of the best things about this film. It was French language versions of pop hits such as "Do You Believe In Magic?" and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" that was most memorable. This is still a fine film and I recommend it but I wish they would bring back the original soundtrack. I remember seeing this film on HBO back in the eighties when they ran the same film ten times a day and I would watch it just for the soundtrack. I advise you try to find an old VHS version with the original music. Also Debra Winger's role is so small it's ridiculous they try to promote it as "starring Debra Winger".


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