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Welcome Aboard (2012)

Bienvenue parmi nous (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 13 June 2012 (France)
Despite his fame, Taillandier has suddenly stopped painting. Deeply depressed, the sixty-year-old decides to go away. He has no clear goal and explains nothing to his close friends. During ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Becker

Writers:

Eric Holder (novel), François d'Épenoux (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Chesnais ... Taillandier
Jeanne Lambert Jeanne Lambert ... Marylou
Miou-Miou ... Alice
Jacques Weber ... Max
Xavier Gallais Xavier Gallais ... Le maître d'hôtel
Raphaëline Goupilleau Raphaëline Goupilleau ... La femme de l'agence
Didier Bénureau Didier Bénureau ... Le vendeur
Julien Barbier Julien Barbier ... Le garçon 1
Urbain Cancelier ... Le boucher
Amaury Baudoin Amaury Baudoin ... Mathias
Ludovic Berthillot Ludovic Berthillot ... Le videur
Martine Borg Martine Borg ... La bouchère
Amandine Chauveau Amandine Chauveau ... La pompiste
Jacques Develay Jacques Develay ... Le réceptionniste
Christophe Dias-Valerio Christophe Dias-Valerio ... L'interne
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Despite his fame, Taillandier has suddenly stopped painting. Deeply depressed, the sixty-year-old decides to go away. He has no clear goal and explains nothing to his close friends. During his travels, he has a strange encounter with Marylou, a wild teenager who was rejected by her mother. The lost girl and the man at the end of his tether will travel together awhile. Finally living like a father and daughter, at peace. Written by lletaif

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 June 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome Aboard See more »

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$621,239
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A simple and delightful little film.
13 June 2012 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I am not very used to this kind of features, but from time to time I think it's refreshing ; that's the word this movie deserves. After a very depressing beginning, you slowly but surely feel better as the story continues.

This tale of a depressed and nearly suicidal mooded man in his mid sixties, who escapes from his "too much normal life" and then meets a runaway teenage girl is very poignant and also unusual. Although we have already seen that before, but not too often. No one can stay "cold" watching such a so simple and heartbreaking story. Jean Becker gave us some films like this one. I would say it's just his trade mark.

Don't miss it.


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