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Café de Flore

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 2011
  • Jean-Marc Vallée
  • 120 mins
  • 15

Summary

Romantic drama starring Vanessa Paradis and Kevin Parent. The lives of a mother struggling to bring up her son alone in Paris in 1969 and a divorced DJ in modern-day Montreal connect in a surprising way.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Haunting and heartbreaking, director Jean-Marc Vallée's romantic drama is an electrifying multilayered experience. The struggle faced by a mother of a boy with Down's syndrome in 1969 Paris (a remarkable performance from Vanessa Paradis) is interwoven with the globetrotting life of a present-day Montreal DJ (singer/songwriter Kevin Parent) whose ex-wife just can't let go of her soulmate. Both intriguing stories eventually connect with a shattering genre-bending assurance that asks big questions about the power of love, parenting skills and the paranormal. Just like in Vallée's breakthrough hit CRAZY, music is a vital element in the mix, with Matthew Herbert's title track and selections from Sigur Ros, the Cure and Pink Floyd fitting perfectly with Vallée's images. Bold and uncompromising, passionate and profound, this is an intoxicating triumph that bristles with sly innovation.

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Credits

Cast

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JacquelineVanessa Paradis
Antoine GodinKevin Parent
CaroleHélène Florent
RoseEvelyne Brochu
LaurentMarin Gerrier
VéroniqueAlice Dubois
AmélieEvelyne de la Chenelière
Julien GodinMichel Dumont
JulietteJoanny Corbeil-Picher
AngélineRosalie Fortier

Crew

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DirectorJean-Marc Vallée

Details

Theatrical distributor
Momentum Pictures
Released on
2012-05-11
Languages
English | French
Guidance
Swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse, nudity.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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