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Comme les autres (2008)

They were the perfect loving couple, well, almost. Emmanuel wanted a child but Philippe didn't. One day, however, Emmanuel decides to take the plunge, at the risk of losing Philippe. But how do you make a child when you are gay?

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Vincent Garenq

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Vincent Garenq
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lambert Wilson ... Le docteur Emmanuel François Xavier Bernier dit / Manu
Pilar López de Ayala ... Josefina Maria Paredes dite : Fina
Pascal Elbé ... Philippe
Anne Brochet ... Cathy
Andrée Damant ... Suzanne
Florence Darel Florence Darel ... Isa
Marc Duret ... Marc
Liliane Cebrian Liliane Cebrian ... María, la mère de Fina
Luis Jaime Cortez Luis Jaime Cortez ... Luis, le père de Fina
Katherine Erhardy ... Mme Charpentier - l'assistante sociale (as Catherine Erhardy)
Eriq Ebouaney ... L'assistant social
Marc Robert Marc Robert ... Inspecteur de police
Agathe Chouchan Agathe Chouchan ... Lesbienne 1
Esther Sironneau Esther Sironneau ... Lesbienne 2
Juliette Degenne Juliette Degenne ... Lesbienne 3
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Storyline

Manu, a gay pediatrician in his forties, would be perfectly happy if he could adopt a child and bring him or her up with his partner, Philippe, a lawyer. Where the shoe pinches is that Philippe is pleased with his present life and will not have it spoiled by the invading presence of a wailing brat. Unable to find an agreement the two lovers part. Manu, although shaken, is single-minded about finding a surrogate mother, willing to give him the child he craves. Fina, an Argentine beauty trying to get a job, but held back because of her lack of immigrant papers, might do the job for him in exchange for a marriage of convenience. However, as Blaise Pascal would put it, "The heart has reasons that Reason cannot know". Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 September 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby Love See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,305,360
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film inspired by an actual situation and real facts that happened to Manu (also the main character's name in the film), a friend of the writer-director's. See more »

Soundtracks

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizás, Quizás, Quizás)
Written by Osvaldo Farrés and Joe Davis
English lyrics by Doris Day
Sung by Doris Day
From album 'Latin For Lovers' (Columbia Records, 1965)
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this film is sterile!
3 May 2009 | by tatararabugaSee all my reviews

I don't usually write comments after watching a film. But mid-way through this film, i decided that i must warn those who want to spend money on this. The film has great looks. It's got very nice cinematography. There are good looking people inside. But there's no passion in it. It's simply...sterile. There was no heat in it, heat that comes from human elements. The story, the relationships, the touch, everything is almost 'too' perfect.So much so that it seems cold.It's very hard to connect with any of the characters in any way. Also, the story is quite predictable. If you have never watched films about homosexuality or gay adoption, you might find the lack of heat comforting.Otherwise, you might want to avoid it. i considered the movie a waste of time.try 'patrick 1.5' or 'get your stuff.'


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