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To Paint or Make Love (2005)

Peindre ou faire l'amour (original title)
An affluent, middle-aged couple's uneventful lives are forever changed when they move into an isolated house in the country and befriend an odd, younger couple.
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Credited cast:
Sabine Azéma ... Madeleine Lasserre
Daniel Auteuil ... William Lasserre
Amira Casar ... Eva
Sergi López ... Adam
Hélène de Saint-Père Hélène de Saint-Père ... Julie
Philippe Katerine Philippe Katerine ... Mathieu
Sabine Haudepin ... Suzanne
Roger Miremont ... Roger
Jacques Nolot ... Michel
Marie-Pierre Chaix Marie-Pierre Chaix ... Annick
Florence Loiret Caille ... Élise (as Florence Loiret-Caille)
Thiago Telès Thiago Telès ... Joao
Philippe Suner Philippe Suner
Cécile Reigher Cécile Reigher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henri Behar-Thinières Henri Behar-Thinières


Happily married, faithful to each other, and still very much in love, the middle-aged couple of the early-retired meteorologist, William Lasserre, and his successful businesswoman wife, Madeleine, enjoy a well-ordered life, now that their only daughter has moved to Italy. But, Madeleine is also a skilful painter--and during one of her usual walks in the alpine Vercors region--not only will she stumble upon the town's sophisticated blind mayor, Adam, but also the picturesque rural farmhouse that would become the pair's new dream home. Obviously, things couldn't be better for the Lasserres; however, when calamity strikes Adam and his charming young wife, Eva, it's only natural that the disaster-stricken neighbours would taste a slice of William and Madeleine's warm and lavish hospitality. Just until they get back on their feet.. Written by Nick Riganas

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Eva: It's been so long since anyone saw me...
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Les Marquises
Written by Jacques Brel (uncredited)
Performed by Jacques Brel
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a 50 something couple has a new look at life
25 August 2005 | by FabienMorissetSee all my reviews

I went to see it unexpectedly yesterday evening. It's absolutely amazing. For all of us 30, 40, 50 somethings out there, it's a real breath of fresh air. Sabine Azema never looked so stunning (to say the least!). The appearance of Philippe Katerine at the end as well as scores from Jacques Brel (an incredible echo at the moment when they play "Les Marquises" made me cry straight away). Even Daniel Auteuil whom I really don't like most of the time plays well here, as well as all the other actors. I would advise all of you to go and see it if you'd like to follow Borges' advice :"wash your eyes between each looks". It's what this movie will allow you to do, no more, no less.

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24 August 2005 (France) See more »

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Pintar ou Fazer Amor See more »

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Grenoble, Isère, France See more »


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