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Bright Days Ahead (2013)

Les beaux jours (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 19 June 2013 (France)
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The retired dentist Caroline attends a class for computer users. Although she is married, she falls in love with her significantly younger lecturer. It turns out he used to visit her ... See full summary »

Director:

Marion Vernoux

Writers:

Fanny Chesnel (novel), Marion Vernoux (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fanny Ardant ... Caroline dite Caro
Laurent Lafitte ... Julien (as Laurent Lafitte de la Comédie Française)
Patrick Chesnais ... Philippe
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... Roger
Fanny Cottençon ... Chantal
Catherine Lachens ... Sylviane
Alain Cauchi ... Jacky
Marie Rivière ... Jocelyne dite Jojo
Marc Chapiteau ... Hugues
Féodor Atkine ... Paul
Olivia Côte Olivia Côte ... Lydia - la prof de théâtre (as Olivia Cote)
Émilie Caen Émilie Caen ... L'hôtesse des Beaux Jours (as Emilie Caen)
Eléonore Bernheim Eléonore Bernheim ... Lise
Maud Le Guenedal Maud Le Guenedal ... Rebecca
Roman Tabar-Nouval Roman Tabar-Nouval ... Le petit Arthur
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Storyline

The retired dentist Caroline attends a class for computer users. Although she is married, she falls in love with her significantly younger lecturer. It turns out he used to visit her surgery because primarily in order to enjoy her view. Her husband finds out about her affair with this admirer. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

19 June 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bright Days Ahead See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,919, 27 April 2014

Gross USA:

$21,770

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,949,039
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Swiss certificate # 1009.486. See more »

Goofs

Around 00:45:33, Julien is taking a fork to eat. On the next shot, he's taking it again. See more »

Quotes

Philippe: Have you looked at yourself?
Caroline: HE does the job of looking at me!
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Soundtracks

Les mots bleus
Music by Christophe (as Daniel Bevilacqua)
Lyrics by Jean-Michel Jarre
Performed by Christophe
(1974)
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Meh
24 April 2014 | by PiccininaSee all my reviews

I'm a longtime fan of Ardant from way back when I first saw her in a French TV "feuilleton" (Les Dames de la Cote). I wish she'd had a better script here. There were too many clichés and stereotypes. For me the story felt as flat as her hair color. Perhaps the bad blonde was meant to age her. She's much better and sexier as a brunette. In my opinion the best performance was by Patrick Chesnais as her husband. He was pitch perfect. There was a lot of potential for a more interesting film and it failed. But then again I haven't read the source material (book) so perhaps there just wasn't enough there to begin with. I'm glad that I saw it, but was disappointed despite the fact that it's always good to see Fanny.


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