On connaît la chanson, (Same Old Song ) (1999)
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In this homage to acclaimed TV scripter Dennis Potter (1935-1994), famed 75-year-old French director Alain Resnais (Hiroshima, Mon Amour, Last Year at Marienbad) has actors lip-synch in a manner instantly recalling Potter's Pennies from Heaven (1978 TV serial, 1981 movie) and The Singing Detective (1986), regarded by some as the best original work ever created for television. Completing her history dissertation, Camille (Agnes Jaoui) is a Paris tour guide, and Simon (Andre Dussolier) is a
Oct 15, 1999 Limited
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A comedy about real estate and class differences, this was the biggest hit of Resnais' career in France, superbly capturing Paris in the 90s.
This is a puny benefit for a device that's arbitrary and precious and results in slowing down scenes and conversations for no reason but cuteness.
By the end of the film you've become more than superficially acquainted with six recognizable and complicated individuals. How many movie musicals can make that claim?
Sublime work from an old but still innovative French New Waver.
A multi-layered love story and meditation on the natural human condition, where the characters lip sync to famous French songs, current pop, and older music as well, used as inner-monologues, dialogue and thought.
What may have been intended as playful comes off as unbearably leaden and incongruous instead.
Over the course of its two hours, though, each of the main characters deepens and issues of deception, self-deception, trust, and control in their relationships take on surprising complexity.
The film has its funny moments, but as a satire of the bourgeoisie it's working awfully familiar territory.
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