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Ma vie en l'air (2005)

Will the fear of flying rob a man of his second chance for love?


Rémi Bezançon


Rémi Bezançon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Elbaz ... Yann Kerbec
Marion Cotillard ... Alice
Gilles Lellouche ... Ludo
Elsa Kikoïne ... Charlotte
Didier Bezace Didier Bezace ... Castelot
Tom Novembre Tom Novembre ... Le père de Yann
Cécile Cassel ... Clémence
Philippe Nahon ... Le père de Ludo
Vincent Winterhalter Vincent Winterhalter ... Eddy
François Levantal François Levantal ... Le passager pour Sydney
Sasha Alliel Sasha Alliel ... Yann enfant
Julien Israël Julien Israël ... Zippo
Sandrine Rigaux ... Elsa
Katia Lewkowicz Katia Lewkowicz ... Sandrine
Susan Lay Susan Lay ... Cécile


An instructor for an airline company, Yann Kerbec, uses flight simulators to evaluate pilots' abilities to handle extreme conditions. But Yann has a small problem: he's afraid of flying, a debilitating panic linked to his birth and which, in his youth, stopped him from following the woman of his dreams to the end of the world. Today Yann is thirty years old. With nostalgia and humor, he reflects upon his trauma and delivers a scathing stocktaking of his love affairs that turned to custard because of his phobia. What, with his crusade to increase airline security and trying to manage his disastrous love life, Yann has reached a crossroads: he must overcome his demons and accept to grow up. Written by Polly_Kat

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Comedy | Romance


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At the beginning of the movie, the narrator compares the alignment of Gruyère cheese holes and airplane accidents, but Gruyère has no holes (not large ones, anyway). Emmental is the well-known holey cheese. See more »


Ludo: Yes, I've found a job. I'm working right now.
Yann Kerbec: You're working right now ? Come on, what're you doing ?
Ludo: I'm testing medications. Actually, I test an anti-alcohol patch.
Yann Kerbec: While drinking wine ?
Ludo: Yes... See, it doesn't work.
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References Panic in the Skies (1996) See more »

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Middle age crises in an original way
10 September 2005 | by rolavenSee all my reviews

This was a funny movie, compared to most of french comedies. It had an original script, a good rhythm, a narrator, a relatively good actor's direction,and despite its lightness, it was quite moving in the end. As usual with most of French films, the ending is not that elaborated. But in general I think it is worth seeing it for laughing a little bit and think about your own ghosts. The flight simulator was a good add-in, and gave the film a very original feature. Marion Cotillard's was good as well, although she was not very present in the film. It'd preferable to develop a bit more their relationship... Ludo's role is fantastic as well.

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Release Date:

7 September 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Is in the Air See more »


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Mandarin Films, M6 Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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