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On a Magical Night (2019)

Chambre 212 (original title)
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After 20 years of marriage, Maria decides to leave. She moves to the room 212 of the hotel opposite her marital home. From there, Maria can scrutinize her apartment, her husband, her wedding. She wonders if she has made the right decision.

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Christophe Honoré

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Christophe Honoré (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chiara Mastroianni ... Maria Mortemart
Benjamin Biolay ... Richard Warrimer 40 ans
Vincent Lacoste ... Richard Warrimer 20 ans
Kolia Abiteboul Kolia Abiteboul ... Richard Warrimer 14 ans
Camille Cottin ... Irène Haffner 40 ans
Carole Bouquet ... Irène Haffner 60 ans
Stéphane Roger Stéphane Roger ... La Volonté
Harrison Arevalo Harrison Arevalo ... Asdrubal Electorat
Marie-Christine Adam Marie-Christine Adam ... La mère de Maria
Claire Johnston ... La grand-mère de Maria (as Claire Johnston-Cauldwell)
Gabriel Onnée Gabriel Onnée ... Le bébé d'Irène et Richard
Clara Choï Clara Choï ... La fiancée d'Asdrubal
Antony Moro Antony Moro ... Gurvan Le Bellec
Nassim Rachi Nassim Rachi ... Samir Barich
Tommy Schlesser Tommy Schlesser ... Anton Granadas
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After 20 years of marriage, Maria decides to leave. She moves to the room 212 of the hotel opposite her marital home. From there, Maria can scrutinize her apartment, her husband, her wedding. She wonders if she has made the right decision.

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France | Belgium | Luxembourg

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French

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9 October 2019 (France) See more »

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the vibe is chatty, the music, jazz
15 October 2019 | by groucho-ncSee all my reviews

Chambre 212 a.k.a. "On A Magical Night" is a retread of stories of what-could-have-beens à la It's a Wonderful Life, Non-Fiction and even A Christmas Carol. This time the older adults became shadows of who they were when they were young. There is a lot of homage to movies here, very talk-y and chatty air like early- to mid-career Woody Allen and Nora Ephron, and good deployment of songs as musical score. While a bit light in premise, the substance of the script intelligently goes beyond the usual stories of reflective recollections. The principal cast and their old/young selves were uniformly very good, animating the curves and crevices of the well developed screenplay. Certain line readings (especially how it is said in French) are funny without being precious.


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