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Beautiful Lies (2010)

De vrais mensonges (original title)
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A hairdresser forwards a passionate love letter to her mother.

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Pierre Salvadori

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Pierre Salvadori (scenario), Benoît Graffin (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Audrey Tautou ... Émilie Dandrieux
Nathalie Baye ... Maddy Dandrieux
Sami Bouajila ... Jean
Stéphanie Lagarde Stéphanie Lagarde ... Sylvia
Judith Chemla ... Paulette
Cécile Boland Cécile Boland ... La cliente à la frange
Didier Brice Didier Brice ... L'homme au magazine
Daniel Duval ... Le père d'Émilie
Yilin Yang Yilin Yang ... Cliente chinoise 1
Qiu Lan Qiu Lan ... Cliente chinoise 2 (as Lan Qui)
Patrice Bouret Patrice Bouret ... Monsieur Pastor
Paul Morgan Paul Morgan ... Mister Isaac
Santiago Reyes Santiago Reyes ... Le traducteur
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Storyline

Following a breakdown, multi-lingual Jean quits his job as a UNESCO translator to become handyman at Emilie's hair salon. Smitten by her he writes her a love letter but she thinks it comes from an elderly admirer and sends it on to her mother Maddy, who needs cheering after her husband left. Eventually Maddy comes to the conclusion that Jean is her secret admirer and Emilie plays up to this to keep her mother content and sane. When Emile tells the truth neither Maddy or Jean are pleased but love eventually finds a way to make them all happy. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Sometimes a little white lie can change everything

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Comedy | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France

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French | Chinese | English

Release Date:

8 December 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful Lies See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, a love letter written to Émilie is read out in a voice-over while scenes of her admirer watching her and writing her letters are shown on the screen. See more »

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Let's Take a Walk
Written by Raphael Saadiq and G. Curtin
Performed by Raphael Saadiq
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funny and impossible situation
23 July 2011 | by mmunierSee all my reviews

As usual I won't try to resume the story since so many have done so and much better I'd put it. But our group of Six, three couples enjoyed it thoroughly. We've seen Audrey Tautou in quite a few movies by now and yes we did laugh a lot and sometimes loud. So if some reviewers want to put it down so be it but I think it should not deter anyone else to be well entertain. I get a little amused when I see some of those critics about the story falling in "very predictable" along other criticism. But I seem to remember in my early years around Paris going to the "Comedie Francaise" with our class, and for a "penny" thus perched on the very top of the theater we would laugh our belly out watching plays like "Tartuffe" sometimes corny to the most and predictable to no end but always very funny. Don't quote me on Moliere's Tartuffe as it is simply one of the play title I just remember. The point these were masters plays and their "farces" were very funny too. Although I'm sure one could just as easily pull them a part. Going back to "Beautiful Lies" (and why this language decided this tittle against the French literal translation " 'Some' True Lies)? I think it sustained a good pace and good timing to let us appreciate the humour. I, perhaps, would have like a more speedy and decisive ending once everyone knew what really had happened - however this really would only apply to the last ten minutes. Don't fear go and see it. It'll take your trouble away for the duration!


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