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Love Songs (2007)

Les chansons d'amour (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 23 May 2007 (France)
Ismael and Julie enter a playful yet emotionally laced threesome with Alice. When tragedy strikes, these young Parisians are forced to deal with the fragility of life and love.

Director:

Christophe Honoré
6 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Louis Garrel ... Ismaël Bénoliel
Ludivine Sagnier ... Julie Pommeraye
Chiara Mastroianni ... Jeanne
Clotilde Hesme ... Alice
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet ... Erwann
Brigitte Roüan Brigitte Roüan ... La mère de Julie
Alice Butaud ... Jasmine, la soeur de Julie
Jean-Marie Winling Jean-Marie Winling ... Le père de Julie
Yannick Renier Yannick Renier ... Gwendal
Annabelle Hettmann Annabelle Hettmann ... La serveuse du bar
Esteban Carvajal-Alegria Esteban Carvajal-Alegria ... L'ami d'Erwann (as Esteban Carvajal Alegria)
Sylvain Tempier Sylvain Tempier ... Un policier
Guillaume Clérice Guillaume Clérice ... Un policier
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Storyline

Julie's boyfriend Ismaël lives with her; rather than worry about the time he spends with his colleague Alice, Julie invites Alice to join them. The three walk the streets of Paris, party, read, and sleep together. Sometimes it's lighthearted, sometimes there are jealousies. Then death strikes. In various ways, those left come to terms with the departure and absence of a loved one: showing concern, eating together, attempting new relationships, trying to "be there" for the other. Then, the spirit returns and new commitments are possible. The romantic elements of musical comedy play in contrast to the ambivalence of the lyrics and the story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The titles of the three chapters in the movie "Le départ", "L'absence", "Le retour" are the same as in the movie "Les parapluies de Cherbourg" See more »

Quotes

Ismaël Bénoliel: Je suis très mélancolique.
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Connections

Referenced in On connait les chansons d'amour (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Alex Beaupain
Performed by Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Louis Garrel
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User Reviews

 
Beautiful in every way.
22 January 2009 | by dead47548See all my reviews

A perfect blend of playfulness, joy, sexuality and complete and utter tragedy. All of this is weaved in through the story and, more importantly, the songs themselves. The actors expertly portray every moment of it all, pouring their hearts into the songs whether it's a bouncy battle between two lovers with another lover in between or a lonely sister wishing for just one more hour of hope. I don't want to spoil a really big moment that provides all of that tragedy, but something happens relatively early on that floored me. Louis Garrel is an excellent lead and portal into all of these different people, and the supporting cast rounds everything off without missing a beat. The beautiful Ludivine Sagnier, the heartfelt Chiara Mastroianni and one of the most gorgeous women I've ever seen, Clotilde Hesme, are all brilliant. It swept me off my feet practically right off the bat and kept me floating throughout the whole thing. A fantastic movie, one of my favorites of '08 and of all time, for that matter.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 May 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Songs See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,488, 23 March 2008

Gross USA:

$104,567

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,996,312
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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