C'est la Vie (2001)

Original Title : C'est la vie
Director : Jean-Pierre Améris
Writer : Jean-Pierre Améris
Caroline Bottaro
Marie Hennezel
Genre : Drama
Country : France
Language : French
Producer : Philippe Godeau
Photography : Yves Vandermeeren
IMDB ID : 0260198
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C'est la Vie (2001) - Jean-Pierre Améris


Jacques Dutronc Dimitri
Sandrine Bonnaire Suzanne
Emmanuelle Riva Dominique
Jacques Spiesser Jean-Louis
Annie Grégorio Simone
Marilyne Canto Brigitte
Patrick Lizana Paul
Patrick Lizana Paul


There are a lot of good things you can say a bout this movie. The subject - the impossible love of a dying person - is important and not so common in film. The film is told in a slow but not in a dull pace. The emotions are present but stay below the surface and therefore never become sentimental. But despite of that, the film failed to move me. Why? I really don't know. Maybe it's the predictability of the story. From the very beginning you know those two people will love each other and this love will be impossible. Or maybe it's just missing this magic thing that some films seem to have and others don't.