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French Film (2008)

A comedy about how French and English cultures differ in their attitudes on relationships.

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Jackie Oudney

Writer:

Aschlin Ditta
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Agnelli ... Cafe customer (as Peter Brown)
Adrian Annis Adrian Annis ... Bowler
Benjamin Bellecour Benjamin Bellecour ... Young Parisian Man
Hugh Bonneville ... Jed
Lizzie Brocheré ... Young Parisian Woman
Marie-Gaëlle Cals Marie-Gaëlle Cals ... French Apartment Woman
Eric Cantona ... Thierry Grimandi
Nichola Christie Nichola Christie ... Counselling Woman
Jack Crutch ... Bike Thief
Jean Dell Jean Dell ... Alain
Anne-Marie Duff ... Sophie
Jose Estudillo Jose Estudillo ... Irate Postman
Victoria Hamilton ... Cheryl
Douglas Henshall ... Marcus
David Matthews David Matthews ... Counselling Man
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Storyline

Jed prepares to interview French cineaste and self-appointed expert on the nature of love - Thierry Grimandi. The worldly and somewhat jaded Jed is dead-set on dismissing the auteur's musings as pompous and, well French, until his own relationship with Cheryl starts to fall apart and he is forced to re-evaluate the illusive subject. Soon everyone is talking about love: his relationship counselor, drinking buddy Marcus and Marcus' girlfriend SophieBeginnings, endings, tricks...could the French be on to something? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Could it be that French is the true language of love?

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

French Film See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,307
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Color:

Color
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Connections

References Dekalog (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

A Kiss To Build A Dream On
Written by Bert Kalmar (as Kalmar), Harry Ruby (as Ruby), Oscar Hammerstein II (as Hammerstein) and Miller (?)
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Published by EMI Music Publishing
Courtesy of GRP Records
Under License from Universal Music Operations
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Lovely, tender satire a la Woody Allen
12 May 2012 | by bmeuse1See all my reviews

Lovely, tender slice of the lives of a well-drawn characters engaged in a neurotic pursuit of real feelings - that is, love. Each well-drawn character is afflicted by the very human condition of an uncertain mind and a vacillating heart. Their insecurities drive their pursuit to know their own heart as they try to stimulate genuine feelings they haven't felt for a long time. Nice pacing, nice cinematography, simple dialog, and very good acting. The film lies astride the merge between wry comedy and tender drama. For me, this is much enjoyable and absorbing film in the tradition of Woody Allen.This is a wonderful take of life and love and a film that resonates in the heart. If you don't enjoy this film, you don't have a heart. Recommended for romantics of all ages. A must-see.


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