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Oh La La! (2006)

Nouvelle chance (original title)
A forgotten actress, a part-time director, a fashionable actress, a young man of disturbing beauty try, together, to realize their dream.

Director:

Anne Fontaine

Writers:

Julien Boivent (scenario), Anne Fontaine (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danielle Darrieux ... Odette Saint-Gilles
Arielle Dombasle ... Bettina Fleischer
Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc ... Augustin Dos Santos
Andy Gillet ... Raphaël
Christophe Vandevelde Christophe Vandevelde ... Franck
Michel Baudinat Michel Baudinat ... Le prêtre
Katsuko Nakamura Katsuko Nakamura ... Kumiko
Øystein Singsaas Øystein Singsaas ... Monsieur Wulka
Mariana Otero Mariana Otero ... Madame Da Costa
Philippe Storez Philippe Storez ... Philippe
Xavier Morineau Xavier Morineau ... L'employé du Ritz
Oscar Relier ... Le barman du Ritz (as Oscar Reillier)
Nabil Massad Nabil Massad ... Le client du Ritz
Poundo Gomis Poundo Gomis ... Fille casting 1
Vanessa Navarro Vanessa Navarro ... Fille casting 2
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Storyline

How to bring together such dissimilar beings as Odette Saint-Gilles, an old actress forgotten in a social reception center - Augustin Dos Santos, pool boy at the Ritz hotel - Bettina Fleischer, popular soap opera heroine - . and Raphaël, a young man of disturbing beauty? Together, will they have one last chance to fulfill their dreams?

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Comedy

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Featured in Danielle Darrieux: Il est poli d'être gai! (2019) See more »

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Fascination
Music by Fermo Dante Marchetti
Lyrics by Maurice de Féraudy
Performed by Danielle Darrieux
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the trilogy is complete
15 September 2006 | by dumsumdumfaiSee all my reviews

This is last installment of the modern low budget trilogy with Augustine. However, he is not the centre piece as the director Anne Fontaine explained in the TIFF Q&A session. Instead the film pays tribute to Danielle Darrieux, who I am not familiar with but as you can see in the long list of credits here towards her name.

I first saw Augustine in 1995 in TIFF and I still remember the hilarious interview scene. Then came the Augustin, King of Kung-Fu in 1999. It is amazing that Anne Fontaine can keep the same flavor in all 3 films, and obviously the same spontaneity in Jean-Chretien Sibertin-Blanc's improvisation. (Also remember in '95 our Prime Minister was also named Jean-Chretien).

This movie revolves around Augustine, using his unique resourcefulness in putting on a play/show based on a very old script - a period piece. In fact, Anne Fontaine mentioned in the Q&A that the original intend was the old script but she did not feel it was right and switch gear into a comedy. Good choice!! Instead now we have a play within a movie, that also plays-off the script about 2 female counterparts that quarrels over a younger man. Maybe the movie also speaks about how age affect role selection/choice in this business.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 November 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kainourgia efkairia See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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1.66 : 1
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