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L'homme de sa vie (2006)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 21 September 2007 (USA)
On summer holiday in Provance, Frédéric meets Hugo and develops a powerful bond that threatens his family.


Zabou Breitman

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Credited cast:
Bernard Campan ... Frédéric
Charles Berling ... Hugo
Léa Drucker ... Frédérique
Jacqueline Jehanneuf Jacqueline Jehanneuf ... Jacqueline
Eric Prat Eric Prat ... Guillaume
Niels Lexcellent Niels Lexcellent ... Arthur
Anna Chalon Anna Chalon ... Capucine
Antonin Chalon ... Mathieu
Léocadia Rodriguez-Henocq Léocadia Rodriguez-Henocq ... Jeanne
Caroline Gonce Caroline Gonce ... Ilse
Aurélie Guichard Aurélie Guichard ... Lucinda
Philippe Lefebvre Philippe Lefebvre ... Benoît
Angie David Angie David ... Anne-Sophie
Gabrielle Atger Gabrielle Atger ... Pauline
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andy Gillet ... Jeune homme Hugo


On summer holiday in Provance, Frédéric meets Hugo and develops a powerful bond that threatens his family.

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Drama | Romance


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France | Italy



Release Date:

21 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Mann meines Lebens See more »

Filming Locations:

Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,991, 23 September 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,564, 30 September 2007
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Hugo: Qu'est-ce que tu fais là ? Pourquoi t'es venu ? Tu voulais me dire quelque chose ?
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What happens when you try to be "arty"
10 November 2012 | by alex_hulubasSee all my reviews

The movie is visually stunning and all the actors did a good job, but it tries too hard to be artistic and it mostly fails.

The two main male characters have deep talks about life, love, family and their meaning, discussion which is constantly shown in flashbacks, repeating the last minute of the previous one, but they lack substance. It tries to be witty, and that it's pretty obvious, but it fails.

The relationship of them is never truly explained, also leaving the viewer with a confusing open ending - again, it tried not to be "in your face", to make you think, to discover things by yourself but it couldn't raise to the stakes raised by itself.

The director, Zabou Breitman wasn't at her first try in the movie industry; now, I don't know how her other films hold up, they don't have a page on Wikipedia, nor on RottenTomatoes and her directed films on IMDb don't have a rating yet (maybe all that means something too), even if released years ago, but if the others are the same, they aren't worthy.

On the bright side, it's cinematography is really great, it has some beautiful shot moments, she knows her way around the camera - too bad they don't integrate very well into the film.


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