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Avenue Montaigne (2006)

Fauteuils d'orchestre (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 27 April 2007 (USA)
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A young woman arrives in Paris where she finds a job as a waitress in bar next on Avenue Montaigne that caters to the surrounding theaters and the wealthy inhabitants of the area. She will meet a pianist, a famous actress and a great art collector, and become acquainted with the "luxurious" world her grandmother has told her about since her childhood.

Director:

Danièle Thompson

Writers:

Danièle Thompson (screenplay), Christopher Thompson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valérie Lemercier ... Catherine Versen
Cécile de France ... Jessica (as Cécile De France)
Albert Dupontel ... Jean-François Lefort
Claude Brasseur ... Jacques Grumberg
Christopher Thompson Christopher Thompson ... Frédéric Grumberg
Dani ... Claudie
Laura Morante ... Valentine Lefort
Suzanne Flon ... Madame Roux
Sydney Pollack ... Brian Sobinsky
François Rollin François Rollin ... Marcel
Guillaume Gallienne ... Pascal
Annelise Hesme ... Valérie
Françoise Lépine Françoise Lépine ... Magali Garrel
Michel Vuillermoz Michel Vuillermoz ... Félix
Daniel Benoin Daniel Benoin ... Daniel Bercoff
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Storyline

Jessica, raised by her grandmother, comes to Paris and gets a job at a bar across from a performance complex where a play, a concert, and an art auction will occur the same evening. It's a world in flux: the play's star wants off a popular TV soap that's made her rich, and she covets the lead in a film about de Beauvoir and Sartre; the pianist hates the concert circuit, but his wife who's his manager may leave him if he quits; a self-made widower with a girlfriend less than half his age is selling his collection of modern art - his son, a professor, objects to his father's love life. The stage manager at the complex is resigning after 30 years. Jessica sets the tone for how all plays out. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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pianist | manager | concert | bar | widower | See All (68) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Japanese

Release Date:

27 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avenue Montaigne See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,183,194 (France), 24 February 2006

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,677, 18 February 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,044,614, 22 July 2007
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Visa d'exploitation en France # 112436 See more »

Goofs

Around 00:24:00, when Jacques and Frédéric are talking, there is a lot of plans with continuity's problems with Frédéric's glasses (held or not in his right hand, and closed or not). See more »

Crazy Credits

Before end credits: "À Suzanne" (dedicated to Suzanne Flon who died at 87 shortly after filming was completed), as we hear an off-screen quote by her - taken from earlier in the film - where the elderly character she plays serenely states that she had a good life. See more »

Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Je reviens te chercher
Words by Pierre Delanoë
Music by Gilbert Bécaud (1967)
Performed by Cali (2005)
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I left smiling
11 April 2007 | by bob998See all my reviews

I left the theater smiling. I'd had a really good time in a film that celebrates human diversity and the possibilities for contact between people in a big city. I found the performances really good, particularly Albert Dupontel as the pianist, Sydney Pollack as the American director, Dani as the theater concierge and Claude Brasseur as the aging art collector. Daniele Thompson has made two other films (which I haven't seen) and she must be one of the more talented filmmakers in France today.

The film abounds in wonderful set pieces which serve to reveal the character's qualities. When Catherine Versen meets Sobinski by chance in the restaurant, it's a deliciously comic encounter that shows her insecurity about playing in mediocre TV soaps. There she is, talking to the famous director, and she can't get the names of his films straight.


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