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This selection offers drama but often with a touch of comedy, and although there are some serious themes, and occasional violence or tragedy, there isn't anything too 'heavy'.

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  • L'Etudiente et Monsieur Henri

    L'Etudiente et Monsieur Henri

  • Ce Qui Nous Lie

    Ce Qui Nous Lie

  • En Equilibre

    En Equilibre

  • Médecin de Campagne

    Médecin de Campagne

  • Dans La Cour

    Dans La Cour

  • Les Adoptés

    Les Adoptés

  • Cézanne et Moi

    Cézanne et moi

  • Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti

    Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti

  • Miss Montigny

    Miss Montigny

  • Les hommes du feu

    Les hommes du feu

  • Un Homme Idéal

    Un Homme Idéal

  • Hippocrate

    Hippocrate

  • Le Concert

    Le Concert

  • Belle et Sébastien

    Belle et Sébastien

  • Prendre le large

    Prendre le large

  • Après l'hiver, le printemps

    Après l'hiver, le printemps

  • Le monde est à toi

    Le monde est à toi

  • La Villa

    La Villa

  • Primaire

    Primaire

  • Les petits mouchoirs

    Les petits mouchoirs

  • La vie en miettes

    La vie en miettes

  • La guerre des boutons

    La guerre des boutons

  • La peau de chagrin

    La peau de chagrin

  • Deux moi

    Deux moi

  • Les gardiennes

    Les gardiennes

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Deux moi
Deux moi
The French title of this film baffles me somewhat, whereas the English one of Someone, Somewhere is far more descriptive.

Rémy and Mélanie are both living somewhat isolated lives in Paris. Both have psychological problems and end up seeing psychologists in the same practice. Throughout the film they don't meet even though they live in adjacent buildings and occasionally pass each other in the street. Their balconies are also adjacent but tantalisingly not visible from each other.

Rémy has been redeployed while most of his workmates were made redundant because robots were taking over in the warehouse. We later learn why this is causing him psychological grief. Mélanie works in a laboratory and is due to make an important presentation in order to guarantee her place there.

Both are shown having less than successful dates and both show a reluctance to return to their family homes, again for reasons that become clear later.

It's a longish film (110 minutes) that moves at a very slow pace but it holds one's attention as one waits and waits for the two of them to get together. We just know that they are right for each other.

The trips to the local épicerie provides some humour in the form of the proprietor Mansour, who will always convince customers that the most expensive product is the best. Again our pair cross paths here.

A super cute white kitten comes into Rémy's life, which he comes to adore despite not wanting it when it was first offered. This kitten is soon to become another link between the pair, again without either of them knowing about it.

Psychologically things eventually work out for each of them and it's the épicier, Mansour, who is to provide long-awaited spark that will ignite what we've all been waiting for.

The two leads, Fançois Civil and Ana Girardot appeared together in another gentle French film, Ce qui nous lie, which was also by the same director, Cédric Klapisch.

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