Les temps qui changent (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Les temps qui changent (2004)

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Critic Consensus: A restless mix of cultural and emotional turmoil provides the backdrop for this exhilarating and uncomfortable story about the consistancy of long lost love.

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Thirty years after their romance ended, a Antoine tries to win back the first love of his life. When he finds her again, he discovers she has changed much more than he could have imagined.

Cast

Gérard Depardieu
as Antoine Lavau
Lubna Azabal
as Nadia / Aïcha
Tanya Lopert
as Rachel Meyer
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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (18)

French director Andre Techine sketches a family with the usual flaws, but takes the unusual step of not fixing them.

August 13, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Volatile and sometimes daring performances by Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Gilbert Melki, Malik Zidi, and Lubna Azabal (as twins) contribute to the highly charged and novelistic experience.

August 12, 2006 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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... another gorgeous and immensely satisfying reminder that there are few better directors than Techine when it comes to capturing the vagaries of the heart.

August 12, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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If Changing Times' last shots don't touch you, your heart may be frozen.

August 10, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/4
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

... more drily sociological than dramatic.

August 4, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
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Despite its weaknesses, Changing Times (Les Temps Qui Changent in French) is always watchable and even poignant from time to time.

August 3, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Les temps qui changent

[font=Century Gothic]"Changing Times" starts with Antoine(Gerard Depardieu) arriving in Tangiers to oversee the building of a broadcast facility of a moderate Muslim satellite network. He is also in town to see his old flame, Cecile(Catherine Deneuve), who he has not seen in more than thirty years and still pines for. Cecile who works as a DJ for a radio station has moved on and is now married to Nathan(Gilbert Melki), a doctor. Her grown son, Sami(Malik Zidi), has just arrived from Paris along with his girlfriend, Nadia(Lubna Azabal), and her son, Said(Idir Elomri). Sami goes off to have sex with his old lover, Bilal(Nadem Rachati), a caretaker, while Nadia seeks to repair the rift between her and her estranged twin sister, Aisha(Lubna Azabal).[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Changing Times" is an interesting but unfocused movie about a postcolonialist world where there is less separating Eastern and Western cultures as time goes on. For example, Aisha is a devout Muslim but works at a McDonald's. But it is very hard to take one's eyes off the two stars(who still have it after all of these years) and when Deneuve and Depardieu are not onscreen, their presence is deeply missed.[/font]

Walter M.
Walter M.

Super Reviewer

½

A bit of an emotional puzzle but I really enjoyed it. The ending was quite sweet.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

A moderately poignant patchwork.

William Goss
William Goss

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