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La vie moderne (2000)

The lives of three lonely people are loosely intertwined in this Parisian tale. Adolescent Marguerite (Lolita Chammah) combats her isolation through spiritual questing and occasional talks ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Claire
Frédéric Pierrot ... Jacques
Lolita Chammah ... Marguerite
Juliette Andréa Juliette Andréa ... Eva
Jean-Pierre Gos ... Marguerite's father
Robert Kramer Robert Kramer ... Andy Hellman
Aurélien Recoing ... Georges
Marc Rioufol ... Leon
Teo Saavedra Teo Saavedra ... Herminio
Jérémie Korenfeld Jérémie Korenfeld ... Pierre François
Jacques Spiesser Jacques Spiesser ... Désormières
Blandine Paulet Blandine Paulet ... Sandra
Jean-Baptiste Montagut Jean-Baptiste Montagut ... Handsome neighbor
Cécile Richard Cécile Richard ... Gertrude
Nathalie Nell Nathalie Nell ... Annick Renard
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The lives of three lonely people are loosely intertwined in this Parisian tale. Adolescent Marguerite (Lolita Chammah) combats her isolation through spiritual questing and occasional talks with God. Childless housewife Claire (Isabelle Huppert) negotiates a number of unwelcome erotic encounters while trying to determine if she is barren. And dissolute Jacques (Frédéric Pierrot) endures his daughter's contempt by imagining himself as a private eye searching for a missing soul.

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Country:

Switzerland | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 March 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida É uma Arte See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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each person has a story
8 May 2002 | by jean-noSee all my reviews

It made me think a little to "Magnolia", the difference is that there is no extraordinary coïncidence and only three characters. They have three very different lives and when they meet... Claire, played by the wonderful Isabelle Huppert, who has a quite normal life in a small city, she can't have children. She comes to Paris to see a doctor. Marguerite is a Teenager. She feels "different". Jacques is an ex-alcoholic, unemployed, left by his wife. He meets a strange girl who asks him a strange thing... I guess the conclusion of that movie is to tell us that the 6 billion human beeings living on our planet have 6 billion different stories... I appreciated, maybe I'll forget this movie quickly but it is objectively good.


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