French Film

Overview

English hang-ups about romance get satirically filtered through the perspective of French movies in this witty, cinematically-literate comedy helmed by British director Jackie Oudney and scripted by Aschlin Ditta. The creators set up two narratives: in a framing device, Eric Cantona stars as the elitist, pretentious French writer-director Thierry Grimandi, who could use a lesson in humility; he operates according to the mantra, "I consider myself lucky firstly because I am French, secondly because I make movies, ...
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Overview

English hang-ups about romance get satirically filtered through the perspective of French movies in this witty, cinematically-literate comedy helmed by British director Jackie Oudney and scripted by Aschlin Ditta. The creators set up two narratives: in a framing device, Eric Cantona stars as the elitist, pretentious French writer-director Thierry Grimandi, who could use a lesson in humility; he operates according to the mantra, "I consider myself lucky firstly because I am French, secondly because I make movies, thirdly because I understand love." As Grimandi periodically crops up to pontificate on film and relationships, a second narrative emerges. Hugh Bonneville stars as Jed Winter, a smug, unhappy British journalist enduring a super-dysfunctional relationship with long-term girlfriend Cheryl (Victoria Hamilton). She just rejected his marriage proposal out of dissatisfaction for the lack of romantic chemistry in their relationship; they tentatively remain together, but that all seems poised to change when Jed begins to develop feelings for his friend Marcus's girl, Sophie (Anne-Marie Duff) - and it just so happens that Marcus falls for someone else, leaving the situation wide open for Jed to waltz in and sweep Sophie off her feet.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2010
  • UPC: 030306931791
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Ifc Independent Film
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 67,893

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eric Cantona Thierry Grimandi
Hugh Bonneville Jed Winter
Anne-Marie Duff Sophie
Jean Dell Alain
Victoria Hamilton Cheryl
Douglas Henshall Marcus
Marie Gaëlle Cals French apartment woman
Vincent Winterhalter French apartment man
David Matthews counseling man
Nichola Christie counseling woman
Gabriela Vikova Gabbi
David Oudney Accordion Player
Jack Crutch Bike Thief
Technical Credits
Jackie Oudney Director
Rupert Allan Art Director
Michele Baylis Makeup
Angela Billows Costumes/Costume Designer
Rachel Connors Producer
Judy Counihan Producer
Arvind Ethan David Producer
Aschlin Ditta Associate Producer, Screenwriter
Sylvie Landra Associate Producer, Editor
Stewart Le Marechal Producer
Georgina Millet Art Director
Rachel Payne Production Designer
Jonny Persey Executive Producer
Michael Riley Associate Producer
Sean Vanhales Cinematographer
Stephen Warbeck Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- French Film
1. Opening Titles [3:58]
2. Unlikely Beginnings [4:05]
3. Counseling [6:52]
4. Don't Jump [6:24]
5. Have You Been In Love? [8:17]
6. Just a Present [2:20]
7. What Is Love? [7:46]
8. Feelings [7:38]
9. Just A Lunch [5:33]
10. It's Really Love [3:42]
11. The Truth [5:11]
12. Longing To Fall [4:06]
13. How Should It Feel? [2:40]
14. It Was All A Lie [4:38]
15. I Love You [9:37]
16. End Credits [4:57]
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Disc #1 -- French Film
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      Spanish
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