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My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument (1996)

Comment je me suis disputé... (ma vie sexuelle) (original title)
Paul Dedalus is at a crossroads in his life. He has to make several decisions; should he complete his doctorate, does he want to become a full professor, does he really love his ... See full summary »

Director:

Arnaud Desplechin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathieu Amalric ... Paul Dedalus
Emmanuelle Devos ... Esther
Emmanuel Salinger Emmanuel Salinger ... Nathan
Marianne Denicourt ... Sylvia
Thibault de Montalembert Thibault de Montalembert ... Bob
Chiara Mastroianni ... Patricia
Denis Podalydès ... Jean-Jacques
Jeanne Balibar ... Valérie
Fabrice Desplechin Fabrice Desplechin ... Ivan
Hélène Lapiower Hélène Lapiower ... Le Mérou
Michel Vuillermoz Michel Vuillermoz ... Frédéric Rabier
Roland Amstutz Roland Amstutz ... Chernov
Marion Cotillard ... Student
Solenn Jarniou Solenn Jarniou ... Pascale
Philippe Duclos ... Spiritual Accompanist
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Storyline

Paul Dedalus is at a crossroads in his life. He has to make several decisions; should he complete his doctorate, does he want to become a full professor, does he really love his long-standing girlfriend, or should he re-start with one of his other lovers? Is he avoiding the despairing life his father can't escape from ? Written by David Morgans <in2023@mail.wlv.ac.uk>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Director Arnaud Desplechin originally wanted to name the movie "Comment je me suis disputé avec Éric Barbier" (How I Got Into An Argument With Eric Barbier), as a dig at former colleague Eric Barbier, also the basis for movie character Frédéric Rabier. A justice decision prevented him from using the full title, hence the ellipsis and the added subtitle. See more »

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Followed by Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse (2015) See more »

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Daphnis et Chloé
Composed by Maurice Ravel
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it took almost 3 hours to get to the point
20 November 2001 | by taroucheSee all my reviews

don't get me wrong, the film had its moments. it had an interesting premise, and engaging characters who had a lot of memorable lines.

what it lacked was cohesion. it had waaayyyy too many sub-plots which i believe were not necessary for the film to make its point.

somebody should have taken a pair of scissors to it.


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