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20 ans d'écart (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 6 March 2013 (France)
The thirty-eight year-old ambitious and workaholic editor of the fashion magazine Rebelle Alice Lantins returns from Brazil to Paris and loses her flash memory in the airplane. However, the... See full summary »

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David Moreau

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Amro Hamzawi (original idea), Amro Hamzawi (scenario and dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginie Efira ... Alice Lantins
Pierre Niney ... Balthazar Apfel (as Pierre Niney de la Comédie française)
Charles Berling ... Luc Apfel
Gilles Cohen Gilles Cohen ... Vincent Khan
Amélie Glenn Amélie Glenn ... Lise Duchêne
Camille Japy Camille Japy ... Elisabeth Lantins
Michaël Abiteboul ... Simon
Camille Pélicier Camille Pélicier ... Pauline
Jenna Azoulay Jenna Azoulay ... Zoé
Camille Chalons Camille Chalons ... Fanny
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ... Julien (as Louis-Dominique de Lencquesaing)
Aude Pépin Aude Pépin ... Flora, la réceptionniste
Arthur Mazet Arthur Mazet ... Guillaume
Sophie-Marie Larrouy Sophie-Marie Larrouy ... Clémentine
Marcella Sbraletta Marcella Sbraletta ... Jennifer
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The thirty-eight year-old ambitious and workaholic editor of the fashion magazine Rebelle Alice Lantins returns from Brazil to Paris and loses her flash memory in the airplane. However, the student of architecture Balthazar Apfel finds it and calls Alice to tell her. She schedules a meeting in the bar where Balthazar is drinking with his friends but he tells her that the device is at home. He offers a ride in his scooter to Alice and while he is putting the spare helmet on her, two coworkers of Alice see from an angle that make them believe that Balthazar is kissing Alice. They take a photo and posts it in the Twitter. On the next morning, everybody is laughing at Alice but the chief editor and her boss Vincent Khan loves the idea that Alice is dating someone twenty years younger. Alice decides to impersonate that she is in love with Balthazar to get a promotion in the magazine. But soon she learns that she should not trifle with love. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Official Sites:

Website Virginie Efira

Country:

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French | English

Release Date:

6 March 2013 (France) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Ain't That a Kick in the Head
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Not fully achieved
29 October 2013 | by Chris LSee all my reviews

20 ans d'écart is the prototype of the not fully achieved French comedy, where the premise is rather interesting but doesn't go the distance.

Indeed, the script first sets in a very efficient and rather dynamic way the base of the plot, with a few touches of humour perfectly spicing up the dialogues. But unfortunately, the more the movie goes, the more you realise the writers didn't quite know where to go. The pace drops, the lines become less incisive, and the story struggles to get a second wind until the happy ending.

Overall, the movie is too conventional and doesn't exploit enough its comical resources. The characters lack depth but the duo of actors works well even though Niney overacts a bit, probably due to how his character was written.

Everything isn't to be thrown away therefore, far from it, but with a little more ambition, this could have been a good to very good comedy.


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