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Décalage horaire (2002)

A worn-out businessman and a beautician on the run collide in a Paris airport. Love arrives, all its hurdles be damned.

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Sergio
Scali Delpeyrat ...
The Doctor
Karine Belly ...
Air France Attendant
Raoul Billerey ...
Félix's Father
Nadège Beausson-Diagne ...
A Roissy Passenger
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Ground Hostess
Jérôme Keen ...
The Concierge
Sébastien Lalanne ...
The Barman
Michel Lepriol ...
The Waiter
Mbembo ...
Post Office Employee
Laurence Colussi ...
Hostess
Lucy Harrison ...
Hostess
Rebecca Steele ...
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At Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, a beautician on her way to a new job in Mexico accidentally meets a cook who is on his way back from America. Labor strikes, bad weather, and pure luck cause the two of them to share a room overnight at the airport Hilton hotel. Will their initial mutual indifference and downright hostility turn into a one night stand or perhaps something more? Written by Dragomir R. Radev

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The battle of the sexes just got sexier.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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30 October 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Jet Lag  »

Box Office

Budget:

FRF 85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,880,016 (France) (1 November 2002)

Gross:

$544,434 (USA) (5 September 2003)
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Trivia

It is the second collaboration of mother and son writing team Danièle Thompson & Christophe Thompson after the 1999 film La Bûche. See more »

Goofs

American Airlines does not fly to Munich from Paris. See more »

Quotes

Rose: You're not a nice man. If you were I wouldn't be here!
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In multiple places, instead of having, for instance a chief ('chef') machinist, assistant machinist, and so on, the first person after the 'chef', in keeping with the cooking theme, is the 'sous-chef'. See more »

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References Midnight Cowboy (1969) See more »

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Vas Adelante
Written by Éric Serra
Performed by Clementine Celarie
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Easy target, but surprisingly good
4 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

I can see how this movie would be an easy target for criticism. It might appear fluffy and without depth, sort of easy and implausible.

But I think it's better than that. First of course, are the performances. Both actors are terrific and both have long been favorites of mine. A special call-out, though, has to go to Binoche, who just couldn't be any more delightful. An absolutely fantastic actress. She's so wonderful, the only problem in the movie is why doesn't he fall in love with her any faster?

Second is the basic intelligence of the dialog. The conversations are very engaging, occasionally wry, sometimes sweet, with some sharpness along the way.

Finally, there is a meditation in here on film in general, and romantic comedies in particular. The movie is able to move back a bit, consider itself, and resist the temptation to be cynical.


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