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A View of Love (2010)

Un balcon sur la mer (original title)
Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours ... See full summary »

Director:

Nicole Garcia

Writers:

Jacques Fieschi (scenario), Nicole Garcia (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Dujardin ... Marc Palestro
Marie-Josée Croze ... Marie-Jeanne / Cathy
Toni Servillo ... Sergio Bartoli
Sandrine Kiberlain ... Clotilde Palestro
Michel Aumont ... Robert Prat
Pauline Bélier Pauline Bélier ... Emmanuelle
Jacques Valles Jacques Valles ... Jo Fuentes
Claudia Cardinale ... La mère de Marc
Romain Millot Romain Millot ... Marc enfant
Solène Forveille Solène Forveille ... Cathy enfant
Emma Maynadié Emma Maynadié ... Marie-Jeanne enfant
Muriel Combeau Muriel Combeau ... Ghislaine
Emilie Chesnais Emilie Chesnais ... Patricia
Emilie Lafarge Emilie Lafarge ... Suzanne
Nicole Riston Nicole Riston ... Bridoux
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Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours later, Marc finally puts a name to her face. It's Cathy, the girl he was in love with growing up in Oran, Algeria, in the last days of the French colonial regime. Marc hurries to her hotel. They spend the night together. Then she's gone again. And Marc's mother tells him Cathy never left Algeria. She was killed with her father in a bombing just before independence... Written by The Film Catalogue

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 December 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A View of Love See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Swiss visa # 1008.17. See more »

Soundtracks

Belly Dancer (Bonanza)
Written and Performed by Akon
From album "Trouble", released on 19-7-2005)
(Recorded in 2004)
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A Moving Story of Romance and Childhood Love
10 February 2014 | by ronchowSee all my reviews

I am sure some of us still have, on occasion, flashing memory of our childhood love subjects. We can be adults and settled into a homely life style. But if your memory is still robust, a trip to the past is common - especially if you are getting older.

"Balcony on the Sea", a name which I prefer, is a top-notch romance from France. It blends mystery with a love story, and with a the plot which is very credible and moving.

Both Jean Dujardin (of 'The Artist' fame) and Marie-Josee Croze are great in their leading roles. Director Nicole Garcia's steady and conventional directing is perfect to tell this tale, with flash back to childhood life in Algiers. I also find the ending subtle and satisfying. Highly recommended for those who yearn for a good romance story. Meanwhile, I will try to seek out more work by this director.


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