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The Story of My Life (2004)

Mensonges et trahisons et plus si affinités... (original title)
Raphael is a ghostwriter who takes a job writing for famous footy player Kevin. To his delight and his girlfriend, Murials horror, Kevins current girlfriend is an old (easily rekindled) ... See full summary »

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Laurent Tirard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edouard Baer ... Raphaël Jullian
Marie-Josée Croze ... Muriel
Clovis Cornillac ... Kevin
Alice Taglioni ... Claire
Éric Berger Éric Berger ... Jeff (as Eric Berger)
Jean-Michel Lahmi Jean-Michel Lahmi ... Max
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... L'éditeur
Raphaël Fuchs-Willig Raphaël Fuchs-Willig ... Raphaël ado (as Raphaël Fuchs)
Édith Le Merdy Édith Le Merdy ... La mère de Jeff (as Edith Le Merdy)
Valérie Moreau Valérie Moreau ... La sage-femme
Dimitri Rafalsky Dimitri Rafalsky ... Le roi
Nuria Solé Nuria Solé ... La Top Model
David Marchal David Marchal ... Le mec 1
Xavier Vilsek Xavier Vilsek ... Le mec 2 (as Xavier Visek)
Catherine Salviat ... La directrice littéraire
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Raphael is a ghostwriter who takes a job writing for famous footy player Kevin. To his delight and his girlfriend, Murials horror, Kevins current girlfriend is an old (easily rekindled) flame of Raphaels. A freak accident leaves a close friend dead and Raphael is forced to reconsider his priorities. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 September 2004 (France) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,328,884 (France), 10 September 2004
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Dolby

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2.35 : 1
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Muriel: Cowardice is the worst flaw in men, after mediocrity.
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Brought a smile to my face
9 October 2011 | by bob998See all my reviews

Laurent Tirard is a capable comedy director who can give us gags and a little sorrow along the way. The story is a little thin--can we really care that much about the travails of a ghostwriter and his brainless, egotistical subject?--but the manner of telling it is engaging, and the performances are all good. I have been a fan of Edouard Baer since Betty Fisher et autres histoires, in which he played a really resourceful crook, a man who was able to sell his mistress's house without telling her he was doing it, and pocket the proceeds. Baer doesn't have a great range (all the way from A to B, passing by C) but his dishevelled charm carries him all the way through the picture. He reminds me a little of a French Gig Young, high praise.

Marie-Josee Croze is so versatile. Hired killer in Munich, unhappy mistress in Je l'aimais, patient nurse of Amalric in Le Scaphandre..., she is one of the really impressive new actresses of the last ten years. Alice Taglioni contributes her considerable comedic talents to the fun.


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