(France, 2007, 129 minutes)

A dancer tells his welfare-worker sister he has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition; she moves into his place with her children to help him cope, as their paths cross a number of other Parisians ill at ease in their skin. Good-looking but rather meandering mosaic melodrama that sidelines its central story to make way for a number of subplots that don't really go anywhere and wastes an excellent ensemble cast in the process.

A Mars Distribution/Studiocanal release. Ce Qui Me Meut presents a Ce Qui Me Meut/Studiocanal/Studiocanal Image/France 2 Cinéma co-production, in association with Uni Étoile 4, with the participation of Canal Plus and TPS Star. Starring Juliette Binoche, Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Albert Dupontel, François Cluzet, Karin Viard; Mélanie Laurent, Gilles Lellouche, Zinedine Soualem, Julie Ferrier, Maurice Bénichou, Olivia Bonamy, Audrey Marnay, Annelise Hesme, Sabrina Ouazani, Xavier Robic, Emmanuel Quatra, Kingsley Kum Abang. Directed and written by Cédric Klapisch; produced by Bruno Levy; music by Loïk Dury, Robert "Chicken" Burke; director of photography (colour, Panavision), Christophe Beaucarne; production designer, Marie Cheminal; costume designer, Anne Schotte; film editor, Francine Sandberg.


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