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Quand j'étais chanteur (2006)

Alain Moreau sings for one of the few remaining dance-bands in Clermont-Ferrand. Though something of an idol amongst his female audience he has a melancholic awareness of the slow ... See full summary »

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Xavier Giannoli

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Alain Moreau
Cécile de France ... Marion
Mathieu Amalric ... Bruno
Christine Citti ... Michèle
Patrick Pineau Patrick Pineau ... Daniel
Christophe Christophe ... Christophe
Jean-Pierre Gos ... Philippe Chevalier
Antoine de Prekel Antoine de Prekel ... Martin
Monique Gailleurd Monique Gailleurd ... Organisateur Soirée
Alain Kruger Alain Kruger ... Médecin
Patrick Bordier Patrick Bordier ... Responsable Palais
Jean-Paul Combes Jean-Paul Combes ... Patron Aquarius
Serge Godenaire Serge Godenaire ... Maitre d'hôtel
Marie Kremer ... Laurence
Catherine Salviat ... Mme Laville
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Storyline

Alain Moreau sings for one of the few remaining dance-bands in Clermont-Ferrand. Though something of an idol amongst his female audience he has a melancholic awareness of the slow disappearance of that audience and of his advancing years. He is completely knocked off balance when he meets strikingly attractive and much younger businesswoman Marion. She seems distant and apparently otherwise involved but soon shows quiet signs of reciprocating his interest. A brief dalliance turns into something much more complicated and he starts to employ - indeed monopolise - her services as an estate agent by announcing he suddenly must move house. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Sometimes love can be found in the most unexpected places (DVD Australia)

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Official Sites:

Europa Corp. [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 September 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El cantante See more »

Filming Locations:

Auvergne, France See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Aimer La Vie
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Performed by Gérard Depardieu
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When he was a flirt (dvd)
4 August 2011 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

If you heard the director in the extras, the movie is about the power of music to inspire, to heal, the heart of true artists.

Now, forget all this: the movie drags behind those expectations.

If French movies (unlike Americans) are much closer to the people, the big defect of our movies is that french writers (unlike Americans) have no imagination: hence, french movies is often people simply talking in a house and that's what really happens here as Cecile plays a realtor and his client, Gerard the singer, doesn't even care about houses: this is his way to have date with her.

Singing is treated with the same treachery.

In fact, it's more about the love of two depressive people and i realize that in that situation, their romance is also depressive. To cast Cecile is thus unfortunate because it extinguish her fire and smiles.

I won't comment the absurdity of their first night (so unreal that you cant believe their following romance) to keep the only good song that i discovered again thanks to the movie: "Je n'aurais pas le temps". It's a wonderful song about our mortality and the endless beauty of life, all that the movie isn't.


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