A couple in crisis. He, disillusioned, sees his life upset the day an entrepreneur offers him to plunge back into the time of his choice.


Nicolas Bedos


Nicolas Bedos
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... Victor Drumond
Guillaume Canet ... Antoine
Doria Tillier ... Margot
Fanny Ardant ... Marianne Drumond
Pierre Arditi ... Pierre
Denis Podalydès ... François
Michaël Cohen ... Maxime Drumond
Jeanne Arènes Jeanne Arènes ... Amélie
Bertrand Poncet Bertrand Poncet ... Adrien
Bruno Raffaelli Bruno Raffaelli ... Maurice / Yvon / Hemingway (as Bruno Raffaelli de la Comédie-Française)
Lizzie Brocheré ... Gisèle / La copine de Margot
Thomas Scimeca ... Freddy / Hans Axel von Fersen
Christiane Millet Christiane Millet ... Sylvie / Josiane
Cédric Zimmerlin ... Le consultant des Voyageurs du Temps
François Vincentelli François Vincentelli ... Lionel, le faux mari de Margot


Victor, a disillusioned sexagenarian, sees his life turned upside down on the day when Antoine, a brilliant entrepreneur, offers him a new kind of attraction: mixing theatrical artifices and historical reconstruction, this company offers his clients a chance to dive back into the era of their choice. Victor then chose to relive the most memorable week of his life: the one where, 40 years earlier, he met the great love. Written by Pathé

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Around the 32nd minute a poster of A couteaux tirés directed by Charles Gérard in 1964 can be seen , and one Love Streams directed by John Cassavetes in 1984 too at the 78th minute. They both tell the stories of separated couple that reunite or lover and mistress stories. See more »


Victor Drumond: Could I have more wine?
Invité dîner de Maxime: With or without alcohol?
Victor Drumond: What, they have invented without alcohol already?
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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Fanny Ardant/Alexander Ivanov (2019) See more »

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An emotional and funny film that transcends cultures
17 November 2019 | by OngHYSee all my reviews

We play different roles in our lives, and sometimes we forget which one we are playing. The characters speak truths about themselves when acting, and wish they could act like they enjoy their real life. It is a film which is all the more touching because it evokes sympathy (for Victor) without being sad; it is dramatic without being indulgent (Antoine's fierce perfectionism that is distracted by Margot); it is sentimental without being nostalgic (They are not 'lost' in the past, and the pop culture references are spot-on). The script is tightly written and the wit comes through even to a non-francophone audience. It is an immensely satisfying film because all the characters grow, and come to an understanding of themselves and who/what they love in the end, bringing much laughter and tears to the audience along the way. The music is also perfect at each juncture. Bravo.

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Release Date:

2 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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