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Après Vous (2003)

Après vous... (original title)
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Antoine (Auteuil) saves Louis (Garcia) from hanging himself, though in his attempt to get Louis back on his feet, Antoine gets caught in a romantic triangle.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Antoine Letoux
... Louis
... Blanche Grimaldi
Marilyne Canto ... Christine
Michèle Moretti ... Martine
... Karine
Fabio Zenoni ... André
Jocelyne Desverchère ... Sandrine the Florist
Didier Menin ... Man at Thai Restaurant
Jean-Claude Lecas ... Cook
Blandine Pélissier ... Nurse
Jean-Charles Dumay ... Serge the Sommelier
Ange Ruzé ... Young Waiter
Élise Otzenberger ... Hairdresser
Jean-Luc Abel ... The Inspector
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Storyline

Antoine is a maitre d' in a Paris brasserie, Chez Jean, and is so full of being of service to others that he can't say 'no'. Late for dinner with his girlfriend, Christine, he takes a shortcut home through the park but finds a stranger, Louis, in the act of committing suicide by hanging. Louis is distraught by the loss of his girlfriend, Blanche, and is so grateful that he attaches himself to Antoine. Antoine arranges a job for Louis - as a sommelier at Chez Jean and sets about trying to repair Louis' life... Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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A very tasty comedy with a little French twist.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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17 December 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

After You  »

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Opening Weekend:

$1,768,523 (France), 19 December 2003

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,504, 5 June 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$826,220, 16 October 2005
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Garcia's character's grandma is his grandma in real life. See more »

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Christine: How's the chicken?
Louis: Dead.
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Remade as Nautanki Saala! (2013) See more »

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La Ruse des plantes
Written & Performed by Camille Bazbaz
© EMI Music Publishing et Les Éditions Pelicas
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A pleasant surprise.
11 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this at the Phoenix Film Festival, almost by accident. My first choice for the time slot was full, and this would end in time to see my next screening, so I grabbed a seat as the lights went down.

A very pleasant surprise. I really enjoyed this movie, walking into it with out the slightest idea what it was about.

While the premise may not have been 100% original (man helps man get back the girl... but falls for her himself), I thought it was very well done. We should all wish to have friends as dedicated as Antoine, and we can all relate to Louis at some point in our lives.

While the movie may not have been hysterical, I found myself smiling or laughing most of the time. The end result wasn't completely unexpected, yet how they got there was a surprise to me, with the last gag being a nice touch.

Definitely recommend this film. Not one you'll discus what it means for hours, but one you should enjoy while you are there.


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