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The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (2008)

Le premier jour du reste de ta vie (original title)
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Five key days in a family's life.

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Rémi Bezançon

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Rémi Bezançon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Gamblin ... Robert Duval
Zabou Breitman ... Marie-Jeanne Duval
Déborah François ... Fleur Duval
Marc-André Grondin ... Raphaël Duval
Pio Marmaï ... Albert Duval
Roger Dumas ... Pierre
Cécile Cassel ... Prune
Stanley Weber ... Éric
Sarah Cohen-Hadria Sarah Cohen-Hadria ... Clara
Camille De Pazzis ... Moïra
Aymeric Cormerais Aymeric Cormerais ... Sacha
Jean-Jacques Vanier Jean-Jacques Vanier ... Mathias Moreau
Philippe Lefebvre Philippe Lefebvre ... Philippe
François-Xavier Demaison ... Le docteur Marcaurel
Gilles Lellouche ... Le rasta blanc
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Five key days in a family's life.

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Official Sites:

Studio Canal [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 July 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life See more »

Filming Locations:

La Croix Valmer, Var, France See more »

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$13,247,396
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Well structured and entertaining drama with a superb soundtrack
12 November 2009 | by theycallmemrglassSee all my reviews

Watched this at a London preview screening

This was a cleverly structured drama depicting a lengthy span of a family's life by rolling the events of one day in each phase of their lives. Its so well done that you really care about how their lives pan out. I felt it conveyed a message that life is too short to waste, so make the most of it. Bizarrely though, there's one message that seems rather twisted, you can only really enjoy yourself if you smoke something with a bit of kick in it! OK..I'll go try that...

How their lives pan out can be a tad predictable because this has been done before. But this movie rolls with so much panache, drama, nostalgia, a superb soundtrack, and lots of humour. In fact I laughed out loud a few times. The performances are uniformly excellent, especially the actor playing the father. He doesn't say much but you can read so much in his subtle expressions.

I think this is a film that has got such a universal appeal which most people can relate to in some way. Its highly entertaining and very well paced.


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