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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 »

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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 Alain Cauchi ... Jacky
Marie Rivière ... Jocelyne dite Jojo
Marc Chapiteau 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:

$2,094,901
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

French visa # 129.752. See more »

Goofs

Around 00:45:29, Julien get his hands on the table. On the next shot, he's holding a glass of wine. See more »

Quotes

Caroline: I know half the town and the other half knows me!
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Soundtracks

Für Elise
(Lettre à Elise)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
(1810)
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The french have an urge to reinvent love.
10 August 2014 | by fifo35See all my reviews

The french like to depict in most of their films. their favorite lifestyle which is usually middle to upper class. Sitting around a table drinking wine, eating food and pondering about politics and relationships. A bit later we will see some passionate sex and the story start to unfold, if the characters are on their 20's it has political overtones, if the characters are in their mid 30's it is about the coming of age, in this film is about the taboo of having an affair with a much younger partner and the predicament it accompanies such a decision.Nicely photographed, uplifting location near the sea can not to save this clichéd and bland film.It seems to me that a lot of french films suffer from trying to RE-invent love, which is fine but it becomes to be predictable and boring.


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