La Belle Époque

Victor, a disillusioned sexagenarian, sees his life turned upside down on the day when Antoine, a brilliant entrepreneur, offers him a new kind of attraction: mixing theatrical artifices and historical reconstruction, this company offers his clients a chance to dive back into the era of their choice. Victor then chose to relive the most memorable week of his life: the one where, 40 years earlier, he met the great love.

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Film Cast:

  • Victor Drumond: Daniel Auteuil
  • Antoine: Guillaume Canet
  • Margot: Doria Tillier
  • Marianne Drumond: Fanny Ardant
  • Pierre: Pierre Arditi
  • François: Denis Podalydès
  • Maxime Drumond: Michaël Cohen
  • Amélie: Jeanne Arènes
  • Adrien: Bertrand Poncet
  • Maurice / Yvon / Hemingway: Bruno Raffaelli
  • Gisèle / Margot’s girlfriend: Lizzie Brocheré
  • Freddy / Hans Axel Von Fersen: Thomas Scimeca
  • Sylvie / Josiane: Christiane Millet
  • The ‘Time Travelers’ consultant: Cédric Zimmerlin
  • Lionel, Margot’s fake husband: François Vincentelli
  • Peter’s father: Claude Aufaure
  • Lucie, the waitress: Sandrine Moaligou
  • The hotel receptionist: Pierre Forest
  • Jean-Claude, the bartender: Frédéric Sandeau
  • The man at the counter: Jean-Noël Martin
  • Ludo, the colleague: Loïc Lacoua
  • Margot’s replacement: Constance Gay
  • The singer: Maria Verdi
  • Alex, the dresser: Clément Moreau
  • Napoléon III: Éric Frey
  • Villemain: Urbain Cancelier
  • The Baroness: Élisabeth Vitali
  • The Marquise with pearls: Laetitia de Fombelle
  • Guest of the Baroness: Lucie Bertin
  • Guest of the Baroness: Yann Chermat
  • The Jewish Marquis: Pierre Estorges
  • The valet: Yves-Batek Mendy
  • Gang member: Gaël Tavares
  • Gang member: Abraham Touré
  • Gang member: Soufiane Abitar
  • Gang member: Hakou Benosmane
  • Gang member: Adrien Ruiz
  • The control room consultant: Wilhem Mahtallah
  • Guest at Maxime’s dinner: Niki Zischka
  • Guest at Maxime’s dinner: Jürgen Zwingel
  • Guest at Maxime’s dinner: Benjamin Guillard
  • Guest at Maxime’s dinner: Elisabeth Duda
  • Guest at Maxime’s dinner: Santha Leng
  • Guest at Maxime’s dinner: Yamina Meghraoui
  • Maxime employee: Laurent Marion
  • Maxime employee: Sébastien Corona
  • Boring dinner guest: Hugues Martel
  • Boring dinner guest: Franck Mercadal
  • Boring dinner guest: Valérie de Monza
  • Boring dinner guest: Claire Barbotin
  • Léa, the pavilion’s little girl: Mila Ayache
  • The real estate agent: Bertrand Combe
  • Elderly Gisèle: Anne Aor
  • Extra at the castle: Sophie-Marie Larrouy
  • Extra at the castle: Evelyne Bonneau
  • John Lennon lookalike: Dimitri Leroy
  • German general: Tobias Licht
  • The woman at the orgy: Mélina Ferné
  • The guitarist at the party: Fabien Cahen
  • The counter neighbor: Eric Cornet
  • Housekeeper at dinner (uncredited): Tam Ara
  • Louis XVI (uncredited): Arnaud de Montlivault
  • Hitler lookalike (uncredited): Emmanuel Ménard

Film Crew:

  • Production Design: Stéphane Rozenbaum
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Jean-Paul Hurier
  • Editor: Anny Danché
  • Producer: François Kraus
  • Producer: Denis Pineau-Valencienne
  • Writer: Nicolas Bedos
  • Director of Photography: Nicolas Bolduc
  • Casting: Emmanuelle Prévost
  • Costume Design: Emmanuelle Youchnovski
  • Production Manager: Sylvain Monod
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Séverin Favriau
  • Key Makeup Artist: Hugues Lavau
  • Graphic Designer: Matthieu Beutter
  • Editor: Florent Vassault
  • Producer: Ardavan Safaee
  • Original Music Composer: Anne-Sophie Versnaeyen
  • Production Sound Mixer: Rémi Daru
  • Co-Producer: François Fontès
  • Co-Producer: René Kraus
  • Key Makeup Artist: Lisa Schonker
  • First Assistant Director: Daniel Dittmann

Movie Reviews:

  • SWITCH.: There are a lot of layers in the storytelling, and Bedos does a great job of pacing them, maintaining a good rhythm throughout. It allows for an easy and pleasant movie-going experience, highlighting how well the French know how to produce crowd-pleasers – and this is every bit a crowd-pleaser. The romance is so pure, and there are genuine laugh-out-loud moments. I would have liked to have seen more, because while it raises such intriguing ideas, and you’re left feeling a bit hollow with how it all ends. It doesn’t quite reach the heights of some of its cinematic predecessors, but you will leave with warm fuzzy feelings inside – and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
    – Joel Kalkopf

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