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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 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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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 00:33:14, Sarah is joining her hands. On the next shot, she's eating pizza. On the next shot, she's joining her hands again. See more »

Quotes

Philippe: Have you looked at yourself?
Caroline: HE does the job of looking at me!
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Für Elise
(Lettre à Elise)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
(1810)
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French Cinema + lifeftime channel = worst of both worlds
23 October 2013 | by VoyagerMN1986See all my reviews

I am a fan of Ardent and certainly of French cinema.

But this film is unforgivably bland and flat.

Now, OK, the French simply cannot make a film without adultery. I get it. It is apparently some French law. And usually a one with good results. But it is one of several utterly forced aspects and plot lines thrown into this slightly droll "Lifetime channel" "made-for-TV" quality film that make the entire experience seem artificial. It doesn't shock, excite, enlightening, add drama, sadness or happiness. It is just a has to be there because it is the only thing the writers could think of.

The rest of the film is predictable and cliché. No usual French subtleties, simply nothing at all of interest


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