Love Songs 2007

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Love Songs ★★ Les Chansons d'Amour 2007

Ismael (Garel) lives with longtime girlfriend Julie (Sagnier) and has just persuaded her (reluctantly) into a threeway with his co-worker Alice (Hesme). Julie's sudden death plunges the immature Ismael into a series of complicated emotional situations that involve Julie's sister Jeanne (Mastroiani), Alice taking up with new beau Gwendal (Renier), and Gwendal's teenaged brother Erwann (Leprince-Riguet) developing a serious crush on Ismael. And every so often the cast bursts out singing pop songs, which sometimes works (and sometimes doesn't) but at least writer/director Honore is trying for something out of the ordinary. French with subtitles. 95m/C DVD . FR Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroianni, Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet, Yannick Renier, Louis Garrel, Brigitte Rouan; D: Christophe Honore; W: Christophe Honore; C: Remy Chevrin; M: Alexandre Beaupain.

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