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Après Vous (2003)

Après vous... (original title)
Antoine (Auteuil) saves Louis (Garcia) from hanging himself, though in his attempt to get Louis back on his feet, Antoine gets caught in a romantic triangle.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Antoine Letoux
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Louis
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Blanche Grimaldi
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Christine
Michèle Moretti ...
Martine
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Karine
Fabio Zenoni ...
André
Jocelyne Desverchère ...
Sandrine the Florist
Didier Menin ...
Man at Thai Restaurant
Jean-Claude Lecas ...
Cook
Blandine Pélissier ...
Nurse
Jean-Charles Dumay ...
Serge the Sommelier
Ange Ruzé ...
Young Waiter
Élise Otzenberger ...
Hairdresser
Jean-Luc Abel ...
The Inspector
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Storyline

Antoine is a maitre d' in a Paris brasserie, Chez Jean, and is so full of being of service to others that he can't say 'no'. Late for dinner with his girlfriend, Christine, he takes a shortcut home through the park but finds a stranger, Louis, in the act of committing suicide by hanging. Louis is distraught by the loss of his girlfriend, Blanche, and is so grateful that he attaches himself to Antoine. Antoine arranges a job for Louis - as a sommelier at Chez Jean and sets about trying to repair Louis' life... Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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A very tasty comedy with a little French twist.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 December 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

After You  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,768,523 (France) (19 December 2003)

Gross:

$826,220 (USA) (16 October 2005)
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Trivia

Garcia's character's grandma is his grandma in real life. See more »

Quotes

Blanche: I'm not an easy girl... but I'm very reconciliating.
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Connections

References Popeye (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

La Ruse des bouteilles
Written & Performed by Camille Bazbaz
© EMI Music Publishing et Les Éditions Pelicas
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Wonderful Soundtrack, stunning acting, lovely food!
26 December 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I went to the film because I had just come back from a first-time trip to Paris and I could translate what Apres Vous meant. Well, what a wonderful experience! Refreshing, surprising, beautifully underplayed humor, a lovely farce as only the French can do. Reminds me of the old Comedy of Manners from Sheridan's time. Well written, well directed and well acted. Congratulations. And that soundtrack "Allo Papa Tango Charly" is just stuck in my head - I found it's a Mort Schuman tune from 1977, but can't pick up the soundtrack anywhere, even on the official site! Anyone got access to it? I can more or less translate the lyrics from my school days, but would like to come across a literal translation if anyone has it.

I think I might have to go again, just for the song! The food shown at Chez Jean's reminded me so much of the lovely food we had every day in Paris.

A very welcome afternoon at the Cinema.

Jack.


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