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One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005)

L'un reste, l'autre part (original title)
About two couples, longtime friends un which both husbands engage un long-term affairs

Director:

Claude Berri

Writers:

Claude Berri, Philippe Ratton (participation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Judith
Daniel Auteuil ... Daniel
Nathalie Baye ... Fanny
Pierre Arditi ... Alain
Miou-Miou ... Anne-Marie
Laure Duthilleul Laure Duthilleul ... Isabelle
Aïssa Maïga ... Farida
Noémie Lvovsky ... Nicole
Nicolas Lebovici Nicolas Lebovici ... Julien
Nicolas Choyé Nicolas Choyé ... Cédric
Laurent Spielvogel Laurent Spielvogel ... Hubert
Mélanie Sitbon Mélanie Sitbon ... Émilie
Michaël Youn ... Michaël Youn
Marie-Christine Adam Marie-Christine Adam ... Une invitée au cocktail
Yveette Attal Yveette Attal ... La mère de Daniel
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About two couples, longtime friends un which both husbands engage un long-term affairs

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Pathé [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 January 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fyge esy... meine esy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,876,723 (France), 14 January 2005
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Comme Un Enfant
Written by Suna Syal
Performed by Suna Syal
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All alone and unhappy
5 April 2006 | by gulat1See all my reviews

The film was shown in the Istanbul Film Festival 2006. As I'm a fan of French movies I was thrilled to see Claude Berri's 2005 film. The classical plot is elaborately woven but its not including any real suspense or surprise. The most prominent feature which is shared by each character is their loneliness and lack of true happiness or deep feeling for anything or anyone. The individualism so characteristic of the postmodern world keeps them reserved, self-centered, self-absorbed - that is selfish and uncaring. The strange thing is, this is not considered abnormal because it's shared by everyone. Besides the one who stays is not so very different from the one who stays and the reasons of their different choices are not revealed to us. So we don't feel relieved or disturbed that either one "reste or part".Whatsoever the great actors and actresses can be an excuse to see the film.


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