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Café de Flore 2011

  • Jean-Marc Vallée
  • November 2, 2012
  • 120 mins
  • French
  • Drama, Romance
Two stories of love and responsibility separated by four decades have a common link in this drama from writer and director Jean-Marc Vallee. In 2011, Antoine has a life most people would envy -- he's a successful club DJ living in Montreal with an international following, he has a beautiful girlfriend Rose, and is raising two healthy daughters. However, Rose is not Antoine's first love, and he's still infatuated with his ex-wife Carole, the mother of his children. Carole hopes he'll someday return to her, though despite his feelings there's little evidence to suggest he will. In 1969, Jacqueline is a single mother who is raising a seven-year-old son Laurent. Laurent was born with Down's Syndrome, and is not expected to live past 25; Jacqueline is determined to do whatever she can for her boy during the time he has, but as the stress of these demands take their toll, we learn that she and Carole share a special connection.


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It's a intriguing story, great idea.
Hard to understand at first, it's one of those movies where you're in the dark till the last 20 minutes.
The acting is BRILLIANT!
Only thing, which I find common for many french films, is that sometimes you feel the lack of background music; even if music is a key element on this particular film.
It's a drama and it's a good drama. It's real throughout the film, maybe the way in the end you discover the connection isn't exactly my cup of tea but still.
After all it's beautiful and enjoyable.

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