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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 ... 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

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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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Budget:

£500,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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Copacabana
Written by Roby Colella and Steve Micarelli
Performed by the Barrio Jazz Gang
Licensed by Funky Juice Recordings
Published by Reverb Music and Surabaya Music Publishing
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lovely, funny and thought-provoking film
5 March 2011 | by SemiotecsSee all my reviews

This is a lovely, funny and thought-provoking film which draws together the best elements of Nora Ephron's romantic comedies and Richard Curtis's London movies, with great nods to classic Woody Allen. It's a comedy about uncovering the truth in long-term relationships and finding out what you really want in life; one of my friends who watched it with me began to examine the parallels to his own long-term relationship. It's a film that runs deep. The story is about a magazine editor and a writer (Hugh Bonneville) from London who see a couple counselor as their long-term relationship begins to collapse. Their best friends' relationship is also in crisis. The solutions to all their problems appear within the 'films within the film' of a super smooth French expert on love, movie director Thierry Grimandi (a pitch perfect performance by former soccer player Eric Cantona), on whom the writer is writing a feature. The film is clever, funny and emotionally truthful and the parodies of the French director's films are spot on.


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