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Changing Times (2004)

Les temps qui changent (original title)
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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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Credited cast:
Catherine Deneuve ... Cécile
Gérard Depardieu ... Antoine Lavau
Gilbert Melki ... Natan
Malik Zidi ... Sami
Lubna Azabal ... Nadia / Aïcha
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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Un premier amour peut-il devenir un dernier amour? (Can a first love become a last love?)

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Drama | Romance

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

Soundtracks

Suite in Change 1,2,3
Written by Juliette Garrigues
Editions Sforzando / Sirocco
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terrific 'adult' movie
28 August 2006 | by edhannibalsrSee all my reviews

Just to add to the Australian fan's comments -- what is not to like about Changing Times? It echoes Last Metro (last Catherine & Gerard hook-up for the really nostalgia friendly) and tells a romantic story (a bit far fetched but remember suspension of disbelief as ticket of admission?) in a highly contemporary yet grown-up and worldly-wise way -- the cinematography and editing of same is exciting, story-focused and only sags a little in the middle like many of us. Stars like these two, who are actors first, remind us what "star" is supposed to mean -- they disappear into their characters and make you care what happens to them. Younger cast also compelling. vive les french flicks!!


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 December 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,702, 16 July 2006

Gross USA:

$545,255

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,178,714
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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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