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As a man leaves his wife and daughter, a series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tell the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision.
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
Paris, romance, love songs, and maybe a little Pedro Almodovar mixed in.
Love Songs is just that - fourteen love songs, all very beautiful, probably available on You Tube, tied together with some dialog.
I'm not impressed with Louis Garrel, but maybe I am not supposed to be.
It is Ludivine Sagnier (Paris, je t'aime, Swimming Pool, 8 femmes) that sets my heart a flutter, whether she is singing or discussing the intricacies of three-way sex with her mum. No, there is no sex in the film, it's a romance.
Clotilde Hesme is the third member of the menage a trois.
Part 1 ended in a manner that I did not expect in a romantic film.
Everything changed after the tragedy and a sadness came over the film as people struggled to find love and deal with loss.
It was all about the music, however, and, in that sense, it was a good film.
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