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Love, etc. (1996)

A triangle: love, obsession, and choice. Pierre, a ladies' man who has little cash and no fixed residence, describes his best friend Benoît as the world's oldest 32-year-old. The shy, ... See full summary »

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Marion Vernoux

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Dodine Herry (adaptation), Marion Vernoux (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Marie
Yvan Attal ... Benoît
Charles Berling ... Pierre
Thibault de Montalembert Thibault de Montalembert ... Bernard
Élodie Navarre ... Eléonore
Marie Adam Marie Adam ... La femme de Bernard
Charlotte Maury-Sentier Charlotte Maury-Sentier ... Catherine
Valérie Bonneton Valérie Bonneton ... Florist
Susan Moncur Susan Moncur ... Susan
Andrée Tainsy Andrée Tainsy ... Mireille
Dodine Herry Dodine Herry ... Alice (voice)
Dominique Reymond Dominique Reymond ... La mère de Marie
Daniel Duval ... Yvon
Wu Dazhi Wu Dazhi ... Travesti chinois
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aurélie Bonlieu Aurélie Bonlieu
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A triangle: love, obsession, and choice. Pierre, a ladies' man who has little cash and no fixed residence, describes his best friend Benoît as the world's oldest 32-year-old. The shy, well-employed Benoît's life changes when he answers the personal ad of Marie, a 25-year-old who restores paintings. He's attracted to her and she likes his steady calm and his honest attention. They're soon a couple, and they include Pierre in their dinners, outings, and trips. What will happen when Pierre realizes that he too is in love with Marie? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 November 1996 (France) See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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c'est la fille
extrait de l'album "meat the zombieties"
Written and Performed by Thomas Bidegain and Jean-Pierre Sluys
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rather good
4 October 1998 | by sczopekSee all my reviews

"Love, etc." gently goes along like a modern version of Truffaut's "Jules & Jim"... It's a rather nice movie, well directed in a clean and polished way, quite sensitive and even touching at times... The best things about it are -no doubt- Charlotte Gainsbourg's inspired performance ("as always..." one might add), Yvon Attal's touching caracter, and an absolutely brilliant music score from Alexandre Desplat... The "not-so-good" things include a rather unconvincing and over-acted performance from Charles Berling, and the general feeling that the movie never really realises how gripping and emotional it could have been if it hadn't been so... hum... polished actually. Worth seeing though... PS : ...and now available in France on VHS, for you anonymous fan of this movie !!!


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