A perfect square

A perfect square

A perfect square

  It is rather strange: Since people are at their creative zenith, are recognized and honored, often even admired – and still want something completely different. As example, the well-known concert pianist Jean-Francois Lefort (Albert Dupontel), who lives in the certain knowledge that his concerts are sold out for years. But Lefort is tired of the hype around him and wants nothing more than to get out of the classic circus and playing in front of very simple people. But that’s not so easy, because his manager (Laura Morante) is also his wife, and has little sympathy for the “allure” of her husband. Similarly, it was made of the famous actress Catherine (Valerie Lemercier), although celebrated on stage and on television great successes, but the dream of a great film role. And seems to finally fulfill her dream, emerges as an American director (Sydney Pollack), who staged an opus about Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir wants. And finally there’s the entrepreneur Jacques (Claude Brasseur), who has worked from a poor family in the air and an amazing collection of his own calls. But even he has had enough of what has been achieved in a few days and wants to auction off his property so as not to museum guards his own life to be.

All of these biographies intersect in a small bistro on Avenue Montaigne, and as luck (or the script) it will, for all three of the 17th the crucial date, on which something will happen to their lives decisive. Since it is fortunate that the bistro has only a few days before starting the waitress Jessica (Cecile de France), encountered coming from the province with lots of charm and simplicity to all those people. Miraculously, starting now, the various threads of life, destiny, dreams, hopes and wishes to associate with each other until at the end of everyone’s lives will have changed fundamentally …

A little reminiscent A perfect place / armchairs d ‘ Orchester already in The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain, and Danièle Thompson’s film omitted Jean-Pierre Jeunet magical elements and instead prefer to crash into the tense life. But, as in the cult movie with Audrey Tautou, it is also a small restaurant, where destinies intersect, is the amount of worldly waitress – in this case, Jessica – will be eagerly seized. Unlike Amélie Poulain, the simple girl from the country is not a super woman, but a young and relatively naive person that her place in life has yet to find. The milieu is different, except instead of the so-called small people of Montmartre, the artists here, subtle actor and art collector who made the backdrop for a most charming neighborhood movie, for his warm manner, his fine-spun humor, his refreshing Dialogues and charm, not least by his insights into the real and the world of the beautiful appearance to white.

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: A perfect square Original Title: chairs d’Orchestra Country of production: France Year of production: 2006 Length: ( #) 105 (min) of material: Tobis Film Distribution

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