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Beautiful Memories (2001)

Se souvenir des belles choses (original title)
Although barely 30, Claire believes she is showing the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a condition from which her mother has recently died. Her sister, Nathalie, is certain that her ... See full summary »

Director:

Zabou Breitman

Writers:

Zabou Breitman (scenario, adaptation and dialogue), Jean-Claude Deret (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Isabelle Carré ... Claire Poussin
Bernard Campan ... Philippe
Bernard Le Coq Bernard Le Coq ... Prof. Christian Licht
Zabou Breitman ... Marie Bjorg
Anne Le Ny Anne Le Ny ... Nathalie Poussin
Dominique Pinon ... Robert
Aude Briant Aude Briant ... Corinne
Denys Granier-Deferre Denys Granier-Deferre ... Toto
François Levantal François Levantal ... Daniel
Jean-Claude Deret Jean-Claude Deret ... Léo Finkel
Céline Léger Céline Léger ... Sarah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Abraham-Kremer Bruno Abraham-Kremer ... Bruno
Nadia Barentin Nadia Barentin ... Bernadette
Emmanuel Bréon Emmanuel Bréon ... Guide du musée
Anna Chalon Anna Chalon ... Petite fille Cécile
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Although barely 30, Claire believes she is showing the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a condition from which her mother has recently died. Her sister, Nathalie, is certain that her memory loss, caused by a lightning strike, is temporary. In the clinic where she is being treated, Claire is attracted to Philippe, a man who is still traumatized after a car accident in which his wife and child were both killed. In spite of their personal tragedies, Claire and Philippe fall in love. When Philippe recovers, Claire moves into his home. Then Claire's condition takes a turn for the worse... Written by Polly_Kat

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Drama | Romance

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Soundtracks

Valse n° 19
Written by Johannes Brahms (as Johann Brahms)
Performed by Sébastien Maigne
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Depressing
15 December 2002 | by hktelfordsSee all my reviews

Saw this together with my wife. After 40 minutes, wife wanted to walk out. No, I said, it must get better. It didn't. By the end, you just want to stick your head in the oven. It's so depressing. No doubt dementia and amnesia are horrible things, but that's exactly why making a movie around them is a zero on the entertainment scale.


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Official Sites:

Official site (French)

Country:

France

Language:

French | Yiddish

Release Date:

9 January 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Memória das Coisas Belas See more »

Filming Locations:

Bordeaux, Gironde, France

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,776,291
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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