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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 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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2.35 : 1
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Original take on a life crises in a feel good way
24 August 2014 | by OJTSee all my reviews

I must say I've seen a lot of movies but rarely I feel so much drawn into this kind of stories. Believe me, it's a sign of a good movie!

I immediately saw great camera angles and this follows the film throughout. I love the movement of the camera, following the story acted out by good actors in a script that is funny and well written. On top of that, the film has a great musical score.

We go right into what is an average French family. Man and wife and two grown up kids. Time to have a life crisis or four. Mum and dad is no longer having sex, the daughter feels estranged and the son procrastinating. More shouldn't be told, though it's an everyday story from a French middle class family.

The film is funny, still it's able to balance into both sentimentality as swell as sadness. Typically French, but in a good way. The latter years I think the French film industry has turned out a lot of great films, and again French film is something you awaits the best from. This is another example of such a film. Well done!


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