When Gabriel and Emilie meet totally by chance, they don't know it is the start of a long story. A story that Emilie tells Gabriel to explain why she refuses an innocent, meaningless kiss.


Emmanuel Mouret


Emmanuel Mouret





Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginie Ledoyen ... Judith
Emmanuel Mouret ... Nicolas
Julie Gayet ... Émilie
Michaël Cohen ... Gabriel
Stefano Accorsi ... Claudio
Frédérique Bel ... Câline
Mélanie Maudran Mélanie Maudran ... Pénélope
Marie Madinier Marie Madinier ... Églantine
Lucciana de Vogüe Lucciana de Vogüe ... Louise
Jacques Lafoly Jacques Lafoly ... Le garçon au restaurant
François Aubineau François Aubineau ... Professeur du lycée
Camille Rince Camille Rince ... Elève de la salle des profs
Cédric Naimi Cédric Naimi ... Pharmacien
Léopold Simalty Léopold Simalty ... Collègue du pharmacien
Nathalie Bizot Nathalie Bizot ... Femme de l'ordonnance


When Gabriel and Emilie meet by chance, he offers her a ride, and they spend the evening talking, laughing and getting along famously. At the end of the night, Emilie declines Gabriel's offer of "a kiss without consequences". Emilie admonishes him that the kiss could have unexpected consequences, and tells him a story, unfolding in flashbacks, about the impossibility of indulging your desires without affecting someone else's life. Written by Music Box Films

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True love is a complicated affair.


Comedy | Romance


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The final scene is filmed into the terminal of Angers Loire Valley airport (France). See more »


When Caline is in the club reading the book while waiting for Claudio, in the long shot she is hiding behind it. In the next shot, it is lower so her face can be seen. See more »


Nicolas: The roads to friendship are as strange as those to love.
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Slavonic Dances, Op. 72/No. 2 in E minor (Allegretto grazioso)
Written by Antonín Dvorák
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No Kiss "Without Consequences"
10 August 2015 | by vsksSee all my reviews

The 2007 French movie (Un baiser s'il vous plaît)is light summer fare, more rom than com, more sweet amusement that LOL, "more quirky than wacky," as reviewer Roger Moore said in the Orlando Sentinel. A Parisienne (the delectable Julie Gayet) stranded on the empty streets of Nantes with no taxis in sight accepts a ride to her hotel from a stranger (Michaël Cohen), the ride leads to dinner together and obvious attraction, and that leads to his request for a goodnight kiss, "a kiss without consequences," as they are both involved with other people. She says no and is persuaded (in fact this entire movie is filled with effectively clever persuasion) to tell him the story that she says would explain her refusal. That story becomes the majority of the movie, which Stephen Rea in the Philadelphia Inquirer, calls "impossibly French." Kisses can be very powerful, at least they are to the couple she describes, played charmingly by Virginie Ledoyen and Emmanuel Mouret, who also wrote and directed the film. They have been best friends for years and he, in a funk over his lack of physical connection with anyone, persuades her—a married woman—to kiss him. And, while the premise may be a little unrealistic, it's lighthearted fun, delivered smoothly.

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Release Date:

12 December 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Shall We Kiss? See more »


Box Office


EUR2,192,182 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,680, 29 March 2009

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Dolby Digital



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1.85 : 1
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