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The Art of Breaking Up (2005)

Un fil à la patte (original title)
Despite the fact that they love each other, a couple realize that they must "find" other (and rich) people in order to keep their frivolous, costly lives.

Director:

Michel Deville

Writers:

Georges Feydeau (play), Rosalinde Deville (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Béart ... Lucette
Charles Berling ... Edouard de Bois d'Enghien
Dominique Blanc ... Baronne Duverger
Jacques Bonnaffé ... Fontanet
Mathieu Demy ... Firmin
Julie Depardieu ... Amélie
Sara Forestier ... Viviane
Stanislas Merhar ... Irrigua
Tom Novembre Tom Novembre ... Chenneviette
Clément Sibony ... Antonio
Patrick Timsit Patrick Timsit ... Bouzin
Lily Galland Lily Galland ... La fleuriste (as Lily Ben Slimane)
Virginie Hocq Virginie Hocq ... Emilie
Elisabeth Macocco ... L'invitée égarée
Benoît Muracciole Benoît Muracciole ... Le notaire
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Despite the fact that they love each other, a couple realize that they must "find" other (and rich) people in order to keep their frivolous, costly lives.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 April 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

I tehni tou na horizeis See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Version of Au théâtre ce soir: Un fil à la patte (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Danse de Phryné
Music by Charles Gounod
Performed by Het Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest (as Orchestre Philharmonique de Rotterdam)
Conducted by David Zinman
(p) 1982 Universal Classics (Philips)
avec l'aimable autorisation de UNIVERSAL MUSIC PROJETS SPECIAUX
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Not for the anti-'opéra-bouffe' mind
21 March 2011 | by paulouscanSee all my reviews

This film is actually an 'opéra-bouffe' in filmmaking. I must say it takes the taste for the Feydeau's kind and the Belle Epoque to love the movie. But in the genre, it is very successful. The actors play really well, keeping the strong pace and freshness typical of opéra-bouffe. I was surprised and delighted to see Emmanuelle Béart so comfortable in the role and its lines. She really embodies the typical Belle Epoque beautiful lady whom all the gentlemen turn around with the decorous gallantry of the times. Were my grandfather still alive, I should still see him doubled up with laughter and fun in the middle of this world of his thirties.


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