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French Film (2008)

A comedy about how French and English cultures differ in their attitudes on relationships.

Director:

Jackie Oudney

Writer:

Aschlin Ditta
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Agnelli ... Cafe customer (as Peter Brown)
Adrian Annis ... Bowler
Benjamin Bellecour Benjamin Bellecour ... Young Parisian Man
Hugh Bonneville ... Jed
Lizzie Brocheré ... Young Parisian Woman
Marie-Gaëlle Cals Marie-Gaëlle Cals ... French Apartment Woman
Eric Cantona ... Thierry Grimandi
Nichola Christie Nichola Christie ... Counselling Woman
Jack Crutch ... Bike Thief
Jean Dell Jean Dell ... Alain
Anne-Marie Duff ... Sophie
Jose Estudillo Jose Estudillo ... Irate Postman
Victoria Hamilton ... Cheryl
Douglas Henshall ... Marcus
David Matthews David Matthews ... Counselling Man
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Storyline

Jed prepares to interview French cineaste and self-appointed expert on the nature of love - Thierry Grimandi. The worldly and somewhat jaded Jed is dead-set on dismissing the auteur's musings as pompous and, well French, until his own relationship with Cheryl starts to fall apart and he is forced to re-evaluate the illusive subject. Soon everyone is talking about love: his relationship counselor, drinking buddy Marcus and Marcus' girlfriend SophieBeginnings, endings, tricks...could the French be on to something? Written by Anonymous

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Could it be that French is the true language of love?

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

French Film See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

£500,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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References Dekalog (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Copacabana
Written by Roby Colella and Steve Micarelli
Performed by the Barrio Jazz Gang
Licensed by Funky Juice Recordings
Published by Reverb Music and Surabaya Music Publishing
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A Thinking Person's Film
1 July 2009 | by Tyger-FlynnSee all my reviews

Rare in these days that a film of this depth was successfully made - while still being funny, which will throw some people off because they will assume it's just a frothy romantic comedy with a few pertinent things to say. It even gets better with each successive viewing - which makes a DVD purchase a must for those who understand why this film received two awards at Monte Carlo (for Best Actor and Best Screenplay). May be too subtle for some who are looking for a broad stroke - but it is laughing out loud funny in many parts (if you get the complexity) due to the writing, directing and excellent ensemble cast. They all do well but of special note is Hugh Bonneville (who won for Best Actor at Monte Carlo) as the lead character Jed. Douglas Henshall is his best friend Marcus and Anne-Marie Duff and Victoria Hamilton are the girlfriends.


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