Same Old Song

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Same Old Song ★★★ On Connait la Chanson 1997

Amusing melodrama that replaces some dialogue with lipsynched popular song lyrics ala Dennis Potter's “Pennies from Heaven” and “The Singing Detective.” (Pic is dedicated to Potter). Camille (Jaoui) is helping her sister Odile (Azema) and brotherinlaw Claude (Arditti) look for a new Paris apartment, while beginning an affair with real estate broker Marc (Wilson) and ignoring the overtures of lovesick Simon (Dussollier). Meanwhile, Nicolas (Bacri), Odile's nowmarried exflame is also apartment hunting and Odile's vulnerable since Claude doesn't love her anymore. Everybody lies to everybody else (and themselves) and misinterprets all the situations. French with subtitles. 122m/C VHS . FR Agnes Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Andre Dussollier, Sabine Azema, Lambert Wilson, Pierre Arditti, Jane Birkin, Jean-Paul Roussillon; D: Alain Resnais; W: Agnes Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri; C: Renato Berta; M: Bruno Fontaine. Cesar '98: Actor (Dussollier), Film, Film Editing, Sound, Support. Actor (Bacri), Support. Actress (Jaoui), Writing.