A look at the French film industry from an insider
I had the good fortune of having a tiny speaking part in this movie, a first for me. The Director and Star of the movie, Mr Guillaume Canet, is a charming and very gracious person and made us all feel comfortable and welcome. The movie is about an actor who fears he is no longer at his peak at only the age of about 43 and all the drastic measures he takes to recreate himself in a younger image. I think all people at a certain age can relate to this, but especially film actors. His cast is made up of several famous French actors and actresses playing themselves, including the director's real life partner Marion Cottilard. This is a comedy and there are some really funny moments but it is also full of pathos as you see the man go through near hell to try to become physically younger and ruin his looks and nearly ruin his marriage. Great performance from Mr Canet who co-wrote the script. And he surrounded himself with actor friends and even a few family members to make the film even more personal. it was a marvelous experience for me and i think the film is a great way to spend 2 hours and enjoy seeing the inside of the French cinema world.
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