Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.

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Arnaud Desplechin

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Arnaud Desplechin (scenario), Julie Peyr (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Quentin Dolmaire ... Paul Dédalus (adolescent)
Lou Roy-Lecollinet ... Esther
Mathieu Amalric ... Paul Dédalus (adulte)
Dinara Drukarova Dinara Drukarova ... Irina
Cécile Garcia-Fogel Cécile Garcia-Fogel ... Jeanne Dédalus, la mère (as Cécile Garcia Fogel)
Antoine Bui Antoine Bui ... Paul enfant
Ivy Dodds Ivy Dodds ... Delphine enfant
Timon Michel Timon Michel ... Ivan enfant
Françoise Lebrun ... Rose
Irina Vavilova ... Mme Sidorov
David Michel David Michel ... L'instituteur
Patrick d'Assumçao ... Le prêtre
Olivier Rabourdin ... Abel Dédalus, le père
Fabrice Adde ... Le douanier
Simon Bakhouche Simon Bakhouche ... Ariel, du Quai d'Orsay
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Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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24 October 2017 | by katherinereningerSee all my reviews

In this film Esther and Paul write letters to each other. They often speak their mind of others, and always profess their feelings for each other. Here are my two favorite correspondences.

"I can offer you only my lightness. I admire your every smile, your every rebuff. I realize my offer is flimsy. You make me laugh. Furious, unpleasant, exquisite: you always make me laugh. I love you only with lightness, yet I'm so heavy. Gloomy, as you all said at the party. You were right. You were right. I don't want you to wait. Don't count on me. My life is too austere for that. Paul"

"Hey Paul. Don't worry. Your remorse gets in your way. I'm simpler. Simply, I'm happy when I see you."

Earlier in the movie:

"Esther, you exist so much. Like a mountain. My existence, the world around me, seems aquiver. So I'm reassured. I don't care whether you want me. Your existence proves I'm not stuck in a dream. In you, at your feet, I place my faith."


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

Language:

French | Russian | Hebrew

Release Date:

20 May 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

My Golden Days See more »

Filming Locations:

Khujand, Tajikistan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,847, 20 March 2016

Gross USA:

$269,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,511,141
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2.35 : 1
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