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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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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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,059, 4 May 2014
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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 00:33:14, 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

Caroline: I know half the town and the other half knows me!
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Für Elise
(Lettre à Elise)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
(1810)
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..other side of the pond they just do these kinds of films so much better
26 September 2014 | by bjariasSee all my reviews

If you're going to have a May/December affair with a woman in her mid 60's..Fanny is definitely the one you want to have it with. And even should you be same age or older, don't think you'd believe her to be an off choice. As for her performance in this film, it's once again pure Fanny Ardant.. she just makes it all look so relaxed and easy. She is (and has been for most her entire career) in a league all her own. It's a great cast overall, there are no weak performances. The script is straightforward, but again is so well done you do not realize how good it is until it's all over. And should you be fortunate enough in life to have experienced somewhat a similar circumstance.. all the more poignant.


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