The mayor of Lyon is in existential crisis. After 30 years in politics, he feels totally empty and devoid of ideas. As a fix for this problem, his aides bring a brilliant young philosopher, into his inner circle.
After 20 years of marriage, Maria decides to leave. She moves to the room 212 of the hotel opposite her marital home. From there, Maria can scrutinize her apartment, her husband, her wedding. She wonders if she has made the right decision.
In Marseille, a family gathers for the birth of baby Gloria. But despite the joy, the young parents have fallen on tough times. As they try to make ends meet, they reconnect with Gloria's ex-convict grandfather.
Camille, is the eldest of a large family. One day, her parents enter a religious community which gradually, regimentation becomes sectarian and Camille will have to fight to assert her freedom and save her brothers and sisters.
Pierre is 25 when he returns from Wyoming to find Claire his fiancée and take over the family farm. Twenty years later, the farm expanded, so did the family. It's the time of happy days, at... See full summary »
The mayor of Lyon, Paul Théraneau, is in a delicate position. After 30 years in politics, he is running out of ideas, feeling like an existential emptiness. To overcome this, Paul hires a young and brilliant philosopher, Alice Heimann. Then follows a dialogue between two diametrically opposed personalities who will turn their certainties upside down.Written by
When Alice is on the tram, we can see she's crossing the Rhône to get to the left bank, thus either the T1 going north-east or T2 line going east, then a shot of her in front of the Sainte-Blandine church is seen, which is a few stops before on the T1 line. See more »
Clair de lune
from "Suite bergamasque"
Composed by Claude Debussy
Performed by Philippe Hattat See more »
This film creates a delightful romantic setting for two subtle characters -- Alice and Mayor, both charming -- to build a dialog on current social politics that culminates in brilliant answers to current social-economic questions without breaching the comfort of a great date-night film. Brilliant balance! Profound, deeply rewarding, beautiful, charming and cute! One of my favorite films of all time. I saw this on a plane to Paris (English subtitles) and I strongly encourage you to bring it mainstream in America, at least in the independent theater network (where Woody Allen's films go). More please!
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