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4 Days in France (2016)

Jours de France (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 4 August 2017 (USA)
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A man leaves his home unannounced, and spends four days wandering around France.

Director:

Jérôme Reybaud

Writers:

Jérôme Reybaud, Nicolas Restif de La Bretonne (verse: Vers & fragments) (as Restif de la Bretonne) | 9 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascal Cervo ... Pierre Thomas
Arthur Igual Arthur Igual ... Paul
Fabienne Babe Fabienne Babe ... Diane Querqueville
Nathalie Richard ... La libraire
Laetitia Dosch ... La voleuse
Liliane Montevecchi ... Judith Joubert
Marie France Marie France ... Marie Pilâtre de Rozier
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... L'homme de Savoie
Bertrand Nadler Bertrand Nadler ... Le VRP
Dorothée Blanck Dorothée Blanck ... La dame au Caddie
Florence Giorgetti Florence Giorgetti ... La riveraine
Mathieu Chevé Mathieu Chevé ... Matthieu
Olivier Galinou Olivier Galinou ... Didier
Corinne Courèges Corinne Courèges ... La serveuse de la Pâte à Bonheur
Emilien Tessier Emilien Tessier ... L'homme de centre de la France
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A man leaves his home unannounced, and spends four days wandering around France.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Armonico tributo (1682) : Borea (suite n°2)
Music by Georg Muffat (as Muffat)
Performed by Ensemble 415
Conducted by Chiara Banchini et Jesper Christensen
© 1996 Harmonia Mundi
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Editions Harmonia Mundi et PIAS.
Tous droits réservés.
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Cogitative French gay road movie

When the main protagonist steps into his car, riding away from his humdrum life and partner, Grindr at hand, ready to have it off with half the male population of France, I was on board too. I anticipated for there to be many casual encounters between him and other men. He drives from one renowned public cruising hot-spot to another, guided by comments left online or in magazines that indicate that a certain public restroom or parking place is teeming with potential homosexual liaisons after sunset. There are a few of these chance encounters in the film, but more than sexual frisson, the focus is on conversations and the non verbal dynamic between these men. One of the depictions of a spontaneous meet, is a very clever reference to Jean Genet's eponymous short film "Un Chant D'Amour." And I believe there are a great many other references to other French gay luminaries from the past throughout the film.

This road movie can be considered gay, but it is also largely focused on intersections with women - who function as commentators on male homosexuality - and the protagonist's vices and virtues. The story plods along extemporaneously, from one interaction with an eccentric stranger to another, exposing in each encounter, a particular idea about relationships, incongruities in people's personalities, some sage observations, or just plain awkward behaviour.

The main protagonist, (and his boyfriend following him hot on his heels), stumble upon one idiot savant after another, and these haphazard meetings are all contrived into one long poetic story, which, although it takes some patience, does come to a worthy rewarding cohesive conclusion.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Italian

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,728, 6 August 2017

Gross USA:

$12,273

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,273
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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