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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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Cast

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Sergio
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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 ...
Hostess
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

30 October 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Jet Lag  »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,454, 15 June 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$544,434, 7 September 2003
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Trivia

For research, director/co-writer Danièle Thompson suggested to Juliette Binoche that she study Shirley MacLaine's performance in The Apartment (1960). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Rose: What gets it up at night brings it down in the morning!
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Crazy Credits

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 The Sopranos (1999) See more »

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Midnight Cowboy meets Pretty Woman
1 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

No one seems to have noticed that this is a French romantic comedy meditating on Hollywood. It's pretty explicit, it seems to me, when we start with a reference to Pretty Woman and end with the theme from Midnight Cowboy. I think that Jean Reno is doing a pretty witty Dustin Hoffman, while Juliette Binoche is Julia Roberts as Midnight Cowgirl.

What makes this movie stay with me is that the Jean Reno character is not only an inspired chef, he is all sensuality when he eats. And Juliette Binoche is not just a makeup artist, she is the determined maker of the scenes she finds herself appearing in.

We all want to fall in love. We are all frightened that the moment it happens is just another emotional trap. This movie says yes to both, and grab it while you can.


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