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Alix and Doug were not supposed to meet, but they did. Alix was on a train bound for Paris where she was going to audition for a film, having just left Calais where she had performed in an Ibsen play. Doug, a literature professor, had left England for Paris, where he was to attend the funeral of a dear friend. They were not supposed to meet and yet they did. They did because Alix, whose relationship with her boyfriend was at a crossroads, fancied this handsome serious-looking gentleman on the Paris-bound train. They did because Doug, although not in the mood for love, quickly fell for her. They were not supposed to meet but their brief encounter would prove to be overwhelming.Written by
Brilliant acting by Emmanuelle Devos is the only saving grace of this horrible film.
Déja Vu would be a gross understatement to describe "Just a sigh" directed by Jérôme Bonnell. It does not offer any new story to viewers. Moreover, all of us have seen countless films with two strangers meeting on a public transport, having sex and moving on in their lives to their individual paths. This theme is so overrated that one feels bored at the mere mention of a film belonging to this genre."Le Temps De L'Aventure" begins as a film about unknown lovers but shifts its focus to reveal family conflicts especially a troubled relationship involving two sisters. However, this sub plot does not contribute much to sustain viewers' interest. One really wonders how such films without an ounce of a good story manage to find finances. Although there are not too many lines in French language for his role as an actor, Gabriel Byrne looks completely lost. Emmanuelle Devos is brilliant as her other films. However, her reputation as a fun loving "serious actress" can get damaged if she chooses to do any more film of this kind. Lastly, due to its regional setting, a film about a French woman falling in love with a non French speaking person in a day has limited interest for viewers interested in world cinema.
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