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The Art of Breaking Up (2005)

Un fil à la patte (original title)
Despite the fact that they love each other, a couple realize that they must "find" other (and rich) people in order to keep their frivolous, costly lives.

Director:

Michel Deville

Writers:

Georges Feydeau (play), Rosalinde Deville (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Béart ... Lucette
Charles Berling ... Edouard de Bois d'Enghien
Dominique Blanc ... Baronne Duverger
Jacques Bonnaffé ... Fontanet
Mathieu Demy ... Firmin
Julie Depardieu ... Amélie
Sara Forestier ... Viviane
Stanislas Merhar ... Irrigua
Tom Novembre Tom Novembre ... Chenneviette
Clément Sibony ... Antonio
Patrick Timsit Patrick Timsit ... Bouzin
Lily Galland Lily Galland ... La fleuriste (as Lily Ben Slimane)
Virginie Hocq Virginie Hocq ... Emilie
Elisabeth Macocco ... L'invitée égarée
Benoît Muracciole Benoît Muracciole ... Le notaire
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Despite the fact that they love each other, a couple realize that they must "find" other (and rich) people in order to keep their frivolous, costly lives.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Connections

Version of Un fil à la patte (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Danse de Phryné
Music by Charles Gounod
Performed by Het Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest (as Orchestre Philharmonique de Rotterdam)
Conducted by David Zinman
(p) 1982 Universal Classics (Philips)
avec l'aimable autorisation de UNIVERSAL MUSIC PROJETS SPECIAUX
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Very disappointing - An am-dram stage production on film
5 November 2005 | by blindlemonSee all my reviews

Three stars because it has Emmanuelle Beart, surely the most beautiful actress in cinema today, and talented too, in the right film - but this is not it.

This movie looks and plays like an amateur dramatic production you'd see in a village hall, which is very disappointing given the pedigree of the cast. Beart is always worth watching, sometimes mesmerising; Berling is a fine actor in the right role, but I got the impression after about 3 minutes that both were in this for the paycheck and not much else. A bit embarrassing for both of them, really, especially for Berling who is reduced to running around naked at one point! Check it out if you're a die-hard Beart fan, but don't bother otherwise.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 April 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$933,778
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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