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Bienvenue parmi nous (Welcome Abroad) (2012)

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Acclaimed artist Taillandier (Patrick Chesnais) grows disenchanted with his life and abandons his family, sans explanation; meanwhile, teenager Marylou (Jeanne Lambert) flees from her abusive stepfather. Taillandier is seeking a surrogate daughter, and Jeanne a surrogate daughter; as their lives intersect, they discover the perfect solution in each other. A friendship begins to form and the two ultimately decide to move in together, as the closest of friends. Jean Becker directs.

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Cast

Patrick Chesnais
as Taillandier
Miou-Miou
as Alice
Xavier Gallais
as Le Maître d'hôtel
Raphaëline Goupilleau
as La femme de l'agence
Didier Benureau
as Le vendeur
Urbain Cancelier
as Le boucher
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Critic Reviews for Bienvenue parmi nous (Welcome Abroad)

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

[Looks] no further than the usual odd-couple clichés and opting for trite story beats rather than believable characterisation.

October 23, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Two lost, wounded souls repair their lives in affecting dramedy

February 18, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
sbs.com.au

This is business as usual for Becker, albeit with a fine turn from French stalwart, Patrick Chesnais.

October 25, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Little White Lies

There's plenty to savour in Chesnais' expertly judged performance, while Becker's warmth towards the gentle pace of life in provincial France is palpable.

October 23, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Total Film

Audience Reviews for Bienvenue parmi nous (Welcome Abroad)

With a heavy-handed direction and absolutely no subtlety, this film starts well but soon turns into a cheap melodrama with a corny soundtrack and an artificial ending. Besides, Chesnais may be fantastic, but Jeanne Lambert is terrible as an annoying caricature of a teenager.

Carlos Magalhães
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