La belle époque

La belle époque

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La belle époque

French comedy drama stars Daniel Auteil (Caché) as crotchety 60-something Victor, offered an escape from his life. A new service offers a chance at something different—a high-end re-enactment troupe using theatre and reconstruction to let their clients "travel" to an era of their choice. Victor chooses to relive the most important time of his life, the week 40 years earlier when he met his wife. 

2019Rating: M, Sex scenes, violence, drug use & offensive language110 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
ComedyDramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
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Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

This French slice of boomer romantic nostalgia wish-fulfillment unexpectedly charmed me, its premise (company creates extremely immersive fantasies for individual customers) proving remarkably easy to swallow.

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Tres Belle

A big, bold, lushly ludicrous romance, in which a cartoonist leaps back in time to the 1970s, in a funny, moving, intelligent and lovingly crafted crowd-pleaser. Director Nicolas Bedos captures the spirit of a bygone age of quirky film fantasy, giving it a dynamic 21st Century spin. With stars Fanny Ardant and Daniel Auteuil giving their all, it’s an...

4.0
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Stuff

Stuff

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A French screwball comedy that challenges 2017's C'est La Vie's crown, a relationship drama to rival Gallic classic Belle du Jour and a twinkling daydream that will evoke memories of Amelie, La Belle Epoque is your next must-see cinematic experience.

5.0
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Stuff

Stuff

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Joyously complex and infectiously joyful.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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It's comedy-drama that is not funny enough to count as a comedy and not plausible enough to count as a drama.

2.0
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Variety

Variety

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Where so many high-concept romantic comedies squander their one big idea, "La Belle Époque" leverages its own to remind how and why we fall in love in the first place...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Everything clicks here, all the time.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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A sweet, inventive Richard Curtis-style romantic-comedy crowdpleaser that deftly balances hearty laughs and heartwarming emotion.

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Flicks

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

This French slice of boomer romantic nostalgia wish-fulfillment unexpectedly charmed me, its premise (company creates extremely immersive fantasies for individual customers) proving remarkably easy to swallow.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A French screwball comedy that challenges 2017's C'est La Vie's crown, a relationship drama to rival Gallic classic Belle du Jour and a twinkling daydream that will evoke memories of Amelie, La Belle Epoque is your next must-see cinematic experience.

5.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Joyously complex and infectiously joyful.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's comedy-drama that is not funny enough to count as a comedy and not plausible enough to count as a drama.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Where so many high-concept romantic comedies squander their one big idea, "La Belle Époque" leverages its own to remind how and why we fall in love in the first place...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Everything clicks here, all the time.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A sweet, inventive Richard Curtis-style romantic-comedy crowdpleaser that deftly balances hearty laughs and heartwarming emotion.

0

Tres Belle

A big, bold, lushly ludicrous romance, in which a cartoonist leaps back in time to the 1970s, in a funny, moving, intelligent and lovingly crafted crowd-pleaser. Director Nicolas Bedos captures the spirit of a bygone age of quirky film fantasy, giving it a dynamic 21st Century spin. With stars Fanny Ardant and Daniel Auteuil giving their all, it’s an...

4.0
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