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Same Old Song (1997)

On connaît la chanson (original title)
Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Her younger sister Camille just completed her doctoral thesis has fallen in love with an estate agent who is responsible for Odile's apartment ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Claude
... Odile Lalande
... Nicolas
... Simon
... Camille Lalande
... Marc Duveyrier
... Jane
Jean-Paul Roussillon ... Father
... Doctor #3
Götz Burger ... Von Choltitz
... Young Man with Cheque
Charlotte Kady ... Restaurant Customer
Jacques Mauclair ... Doctor #1
... Cafe Owner
Claire Nadeau ... Female Guest
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Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Her younger sister Camille just completed her doctoral thesis has fallen in love with an estate agent who is responsible for Odile's apartment and who has an elder employee. Written by Marco Radke <radke@krypta.aball.de>

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12 November 1997 (France)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,157, 17 October 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$32,443, 23 January 2000
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Referenced in On connait les chansons d'amour (2012) See more »

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Ce n'est rien
Written Etienne Roda-Gil and Julien Clerc
Performed by Julien Clerc
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Enjoyable even if at sometimes the "gimmick" threatens to overpower the plot
30 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

The films central theme, that of having characters break into lip-synced song and dance routines, is not original and indeed the film introduction acknowledges the debt to the UK playwright Dennis Potter. The plot of the film is enjoyable in a light hearted way and the characters well drawn and played. As a English speaker I assume that we lose something of the effect as the songs chosen are not familiar to us as no doubt they would be to a native French viewer. What does irritate slightly I found is the overuse of the "break into song". Potter, if my memory is correct, uses it far more sparingly with a few larger set pieces. At points in this film the characters are breaking into song so often that it feels as if the plot will be broken too much. Definitely worth watching though for the performances.


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