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Not Here to Be Loved (2005)

Je ne suis pas là pour être aimé (original title)
The (love) life of a man fed up with his work and life routine changes when he enlists into a tango dancing course.

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Stéphane Brizé
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Chesnais ... Jean-Claude
Anne Consigny ... Françoise
Georges Wilson ... Le père de Jean-Claude
Lionel Abelanski ... Thierry, le fiancé de Françoise
Cyril Couton Cyril Couton ... Le fils de Jean-Claude
Geneviève Mnich Geneviève Mnich ... La mère de Françoise
Hélène Alexandridis Hélène Alexandridis ... La soeur de Françoise
Anne Benoît Anne Benoît ... La secrétaire
Olivier Claverie Olivier Claverie ... Le dragueur cours de tango
Marie-Sohna Condé Marie-Sohna Condé ... Rose Diakité (as Marie-Sonha Condé)
Isabelle Brochard Isabelle Brochard ... L'aide-soignante
Stéphan Wojtowicz ... Le médecin
Pedro Lombardi Pedro Lombardi ... Le professeur de tango
Pascal Praud Pascal Praud ... Journaliste sportif (voice)
Géraldine Rojas Géraldine Rojas ... Danseuse tango spectacle
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Storyline

The fifty years old Jean-Claude has a boring life, working in a notary office of his own and as court official evicting tenants or seizing properties, or spending the Sundays afternoons in the retirement home with his sour, rude and bitter father. When he has a minor heart problem, his doctor advises him to exercise, and Jean-Claude begins to have tango lessons in a studio in front of his office. He meets the charming forty and something years old Françoise, who is also having classes for her wedding party, and she recalls she was her neighbor in her childhood. They become close and love flourishes between them, changing their lives. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 October 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Inte här för att bli älskad See more »

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$1,962,402
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color
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Best film and most beautiful love story I have seen in years
24 January 2008 | by smoothhoney1265See all my reviews

What I loved most about this film is its silence. Usually big love stories are loud, passionate, desperate and over the top. But this film shows that big emotions don't have to be loud and sometimes silence and a little, tender touch between two people can be more intensive than screaming passion.

What I also love about this film that it doesn't only focus on the two protagonists and their love story but also takes care of other characters and their touching stories.

Most of all this is a film about people who are stuck with their lives and desperate to change them but too shy to do so. Thank God they find a helping hand that invites them to tango and together they dance into a brighter future. :)

A wonderful film and a simply beautiful love story. Outstanding performances by the two protagonists as well as the rest of the cast.


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