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Mood Indigo (2013)

L'écume des jours (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 18 July 2014 (USA)
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Wealthy, inventive bachelor Colin endeavors to find a cure for his lover Chloe after she's diagnosed with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.

Director:

Michel Gondry

Writers:

Michel Gondry (scenario), Luc Bossi (scenario) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romain Duris ... Colin
Audrey Tautou ... Chloé
Gad Elmaleh ... Chick
Omar Sy ... Nicolas
Aïssa Maïga ... Alise (as Aïssa Maiga)
Charlotte Le Bon ... Isis
Sacha Bourdo ... La souris
Vincent Rottiers ... Le religieux
Philippe Torreton ... Jean-Sol Partre
Laurent Lafitte ... Le directeur de société (as Laurent Lafitte de la comédie française)
Alain Chabat ... Gouffé
Zinedine Soualem ... Le directeur de l'usine d'armement
Natacha Régnier ... La marchande de remèdes
Marina Rozenman Marina Rozenman ... La duchesse de Bovouard
Mathieu Paulus Mathieu Paulus ... Le Chuiche (as Matthieu Paulus)
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Storyline

Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, wealthy bachelor Colin spends his time developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas. When Colin learns that his best friend Chick, a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new American girlfriend, our lonely hero attends a friend's party in hopes of falling in love himself. He soon meets Chloe and, before they know it, they're dancing to Duke Ellington and plunging headfirst into a romance. Their whirlwind courtship is tested when an unusual illness plagues Chloe; a flower begins to grow in her lungs. To save her, Colin discovers the only cure is to surround Chloe with a never-ending supply of fresh flowers. Written by Production

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Trivia

Léa Seydoux was director Michel Gondry's original choice for the role of Isis. See more »

Goofs

When Nicolas brings breakfast to Chloé and Colin the first time, the long shot from the back of the bedroom shows him entering the bedroom but there are no people up on the bed. The close shot from the end of the bed shows Chloé and Colin receiving the tray. See more »

Quotes

Colin: Introduce me to her!
Isis: Yes, great! Chloé? This is Colin. Colin, Chloé.
Chloé: Hello.
Colin: Hello.
Colin: Chloe... Ever been played by Duke Ellington?
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Alternate Versions

A shorter version than the 135 minutes original cut has been released in some countries, included France. This alternate version is 36 minutes shorter, and has been edited by Tariq Anwar and supervised by Michel Gondry. See more »

Connections

Version of Spray of the Days (1968) See more »

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Caravan
Written by Duke Ellington and Juan Tizol
Performed by Gad Elmaleh (Chick, on the pianocktail)
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the triumph of fantasy
13 September 2013 | by costello2See all my reviews

I read the book first,and after a few months I saw the movie. what I liked best in the book was in the movie too: the fun,the love of life,the music,the mockery about Sartre,the criticism towards religion. And Gondry added his touch: the visual effects are great,without CGI. Another funny thing is presenting the mouse as a nice animal,so we can appreciate how he helps the characters and how they like him. Maybe the illness part is a bit too long,but as I told to a friend,Illness and death are a part of life,Arne't they? I also liked a lot the technology shown in 1946 Paris,as if we could see the works for the Halles area and the underground lines passing . There are some cruelties in the movie,but I think they're justified by the tone of fable. Great actors too,very well assorted.


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

18 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Foam of the Days See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,511, 20 July 2014

Gross USA:

$303,187

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,435,322
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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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