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A worn-out businessman and a beautician on the run collide in a Paris airport. Love arrives, all its hurdles be damned.

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Sergio
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The Doctor
Karine Belly ...
Air France Attendant
Raoul Billerey ...
Félix's Father
Nadège Beausson-Diagne ...
A Roissy Passenger
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Ground Hostess
Jérôme Keen ...
The Concierge
Sébastien Lalanne ...
The Barman
Michel Lepriol ...
The Waiter
Mbembo ...
Post Office Employee
Laurence Colussi ...
Hostess
Lucy Harrison ...
Hostess
Rebecca Steele ...
Hostess
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At Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, a beautician on her way to a new job in Mexico accidentally meets a cook who is on his way back from America. Labor strikes, bad weather, and pure luck cause the two of them to share a room overnight at the airport Hilton hotel. Will their initial mutual indifference and downright hostility turn into a one night stand or perhaps something more? Written by Dragomir R. Radev

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The battle of the sexes just got sexier.

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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30 October 2002 (France)  »

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Jet Lag  »

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Budget:

FRF 85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$129,625 (Belgium) (1 November 2002)

Gross:

$544,434 (USA) (7 September 2003)
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For research, director/co-writer Danièle Thompson suggested to Juliette Binoche that she study Shirley MacLaine's performance in The Apartment (1960). See more »

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American Airlines does not fly to Munich from Paris. See more »

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Felix: [about some un-fresh ham] Il est mort pour rien ce cochon ! (This pig is dead for nothing)
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The end credits include the receipe for the "Mignonettes de veau" that Felix cooks for Rose in the film: Mignonettes de veau Vous êtes nombreux à nous demander la recette des "Mignonettes de veau" qui est décrite au générique de fin du film ! Préparation : 10mn - Cuisson : 8mn environ Ingrédients pour 2 personnes : 400g de veau 250g de carottes 4 petites courgettes rondes (ou 2 allongées) 6 tomates grappe 2 blancs de poireaux 1 cuillère de vinaigre balsamique 1 cuillère à soupe d'huile d'olive 1 pincée de graines de sésame Armagnac Persil plat, poivre et gros sel Découper les légumes en julienne. Les réduire à feu doux dans une sauteuse avec un filet d'huile d'olive pendant 5 minutes. Y ajouter une pincée de gros sel, du persil et poivrer. Remuer le tout avec une spatule en bois en racontant votre vie. Couper le veau en tranches d'environ 2 cm. Oter les légumes du feu et placer les mignonettes de veau dans une poêle déjà chaude. Arroser largement la viande d'Armagnac puis faire flamber. Laisser la flamme environ 1 minute. Reposer sur le feu et y ajouter une pincée de graines de sésame ainsi que le vinaigre balsamique (ou la sauce soja selon disponibilité). Servir chaud nappé des légumes croquants. Suggestion d'accompagnement : Calon-Ségur 96 This is translated on the English print. See more »

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Great cast, great idea and great fun!
14 August 2003 | by (Here and There) – See all my reviews

Jet Lag is a romantic comedy. It follows all the usual routes, but offers great acting and good humour all the way.

Juliette Binoche is Rose, a thirtysomething who is finally taking control of her life and leaving her abusive boyfriend Sergio (Sergi Lopez).

Jean Reno is Felix. A frazzled businessman on his way to re-kindle his romance with an old flame.

However when a strike and fog halt all flights in Charles de Gaulle the two meet cute and end up spending the evening together. Of course we know they are made for each other, but thats not the point. Its not where they end up its how they get there.

Jet Lag opens with huge energy and a real sense of airport chaos. It then focuses in on the duo in on a hotel room as they spend time together trading insults and exchanging banter. The dialogue is sparkling and the performances spot on.

Then ineveitably their planes take off and they go their seperate ways... or do they?

Thompsons film is a breath of fresh air with Juliette Binoche a revelation in a totally "un-binoche" role. She is cheap and common with a heart of gold. Reno is very much her comic foil, and glerefully allows her the lime light.

Jet Lag is a refreshing take on an old format. It will not suffer on the small screen either so catch it on DVD!


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