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Changing Times (2004)

Les temps qui changent (original title)
Traveling from France to Tangiers, a man looks to reunite with his former love, though their romance ended some 30 years earlier.

Director:

André Téchiné

Writers:

André Téchiné (scenario), Laurent Guyot (scenario) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Catherine Deneuve ... Cécile
Gérard Depardieu ... Antoine Lavau
Gilbert Melki ... Natan
Malik Zidi ... Sami
Lubna Azabal ... Nadia / Aïcha
Tanya Lopert Tanya Lopert ... Rachel Meyer
Nabila Baraka Nabila Baraka ... Nabila
Idir Elomri Idir Elomri ... Saïd
Nadem Rachati Nadem Rachati ... Bilal
Jabir Elomri Jabir Elomri ... Saïd
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christophe Freudiger Christophe Freudiger ... Joueur du casino
Hicham Ibrahimi Hicham Ibrahimi ... Réceptionniste
Bouchaïd Kidi Bouchaïd Kidi ... Le bijoutier
Stéphane Rouabah Stéphane Rouabah ... Chauffeur d'Antoine
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Storyline

Connections and personality: France and Morocco, sisters, mothers and sons, husbands and lovers. Antoine arranges a job in Tangiers so he can reconnect to Cécile, his first love, unseen for 30 years. Sami, her son, comes from Paris with his friend Nadia and her son to see his mother and his Moroccan boyfriend. Nadia wants to see Aïcha, her twin, a devout Muslim unwilling to see her pill-popping sister. Antoine harbors romantic fantasies; Cécile lives in the real world of an empty marriage to Natan, a Jewish doctor who's broke, drinks too much, and wants to move back to Casablanca. Cécile is a follower. Dogs and mud present dangers, as does complaisance. Will the earth move? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Un premier amour peut-il devenir un dernier amour? (Can a first love become a last love?)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 December 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Changing Times See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,702, 16 July 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$539,380, 24 November 2006
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (IFC library print)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film was restored in 2018 by Eclair with support from Arte France and The Bureau. See more »

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Performed by Ayak Thiik
Written by Louise Francis - Ayak Thiik / Wayne Beckford
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not worth it; what a shame
12 July 2005 | by film_ophileSee all my reviews

i am such a fan of deneuve and depardieu that i will pretty much see any non- American film that they make. i also hold the other two Techine/Deneuve film projects amongst my favorite french films. so, for these reasons, i saw this film at last weeks Boston MFA's French Film Festival.Unfortunately, I think I regret the time spent with it.The screenplay was just not good. Too much time with side stories of the son that i really did not care about. I feel that the lead performances were wasted because the screenwriter/director did not give enough structure to the three adults (about their pasts together)on which to build a believable present situation. Tant pis. i do hope techine will recover and share with us more of the talent that produced Les Voleurs and Ma Saison Preferee.


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