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

30 October 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$129,625 (Belgium) (1 November 2002)

Gross:

$544,434 (USA) (7 September 2003)
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It is the second film directed by Danièle Thompson. 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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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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Features Six-Pack (2000) See more »

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Vas Adelante
Written by Éric Serra
Performed by Clementine Celarie
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Very French, very charming and yes...they talk
12 October 2004 | by (Northville, MI) – See all my reviews

French films are characterized by dialog and this film is no exception. The setting is clever - not really a modern adaptation of The VIP's, but on that order (and more down to earth). The situation is funny and, in the cell phone era, one to which we might all relate. (Of course, I assume not many people lose their cell phones à la Juliette Binoche.)

A fan of both Binoche and Reno, I find both charming and the chemistry between them very real. Binoche's beautician is also far more interesting, and less stereotypified, than American film portrayals (Fran Drescher, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Coolidge...)

Not one of the great French films by any means, but I still give this one 8/10.


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