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The seemingly separate lives of a group of men intersect entwining the fates of each of them over the course of a week.

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Nicole Garcia
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Jean-Louis Bertagnat
Vincent Lindon ... Serge
Benoît Magimel ... Pierre
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Joss
Patrick Pineau Patrick Pineau ... Mathieu
Arnaud Valois ... Adrien
Ferdinand Martin Ferdinand Martin ... Charlie
Minna Haapkylä ... Nora
Sophie Cattani Sophie Cattani ... Séverine
Philippe Lefebvre Philippe Lefebvre ... Pierre-Yves
Philippe Magnan ... Ricordi
Samir Guesmi ... Mo
Jérôme Robart Jérôme Robart ... Ballhaus
Valérie Benguigui Valérie Benguigui ... La mère de Charlie
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet ... Thierry
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The seemingly separate lives of a group of men intersect entwining the fates of each of them over the course of a week.

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On dit que chaque homme une fois dans sa vie rencontre son histoire. [It is said that once in a lifetime every man faces his past.] See more »

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | German

Release Date:

23 August 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

According to Charlie See more »

Filming Locations:

Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,908,700
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A flat movie, like a flat tire
23 August 2006 | by NeossirSee all my reviews

The choral film genre is pretty difficult to make. The script needs to be very sharp to justify such a choice. Here, it only is an excuse to see different actors playing different characters, with one main theme in common: loneliness.

First problem: all the actor are not so good: Vincent Lindon is, in my opinion, really bad like usual; Bacri is, as usual, really great; Pooelveorde is funny, but that's all, and the other's are OK.

Second problem: the systematization of the film making. Garcia shoot in 2.35, a choice I cannot understand for that kind of movie. She alternates "low-fi" movement and stabilized, clean pan, but empty.

Third problem: a terrible use of the music. They are totally inappropriate, and their use are useless.


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