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Not Here to Be Loved (Je Ne Suis Pas La Pour Etre Aime)

Not Here to Be Loved (Je Ne Suis Pas La Pour Etre Aime) (2005)

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A weary "hussier de justice" whose job it is to deliver the paperwork preceding eviction and seizure of property forges a warm but tenuous relationship with a doubtful bride-to-be in director Stephane Brize's melancholy slice of life drama. Jean-Claude is a dreary soul who inherited the thankless family business from his prickly, widowed father. Every Sunday the devoted son dutifully visits his elderly father in the nearby rest home, where the old man passes his time by heckling his put upon

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Drama, Romance, Comedy

Stéphane Brizé, Juliette Sales

May 1, 2008

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A very impressive debut and one of the best French films of the year.

June 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The only film worth seeing this week is Not Here To Be Loved, a modest French comedy that has more expressive subtlety and romance in it than Soderbergh and co will ever manage, even unto Ocean's Umpteen.

June 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Independent
Independent

The small scale of this melancholic romantic comedy is offset by its big themes. Bleak, well observed and dryly funny.

June 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Although the prevailing mood is melancholic, there's also a welcome vein of dry humour at work here

June 8, 2007 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

This tale of unlikely love is an equally unlikely charmer.

June 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Cross-generational borderline friendships are all the rage this Winter, but Venus this ain't.

June 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Not Here to Be Loved (Je Ne Suis Pas La Pour Etre Aime)

Streaked with melancholia and dark humour, this unsentimental drama about characters finding things missing in their lives and trying to change benefits from low-key performances and dialogue that feels real. The story itself is fairly straightforward and the direction unfussy; it's the sadness that stays with you afterward.
February 28, 2013
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  • Man muss mich nicht lieben (DE)
  • Je ne suis pas là pour être aimé (FR)
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