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Changing Times (2004)

Les temps qui changent (original title)
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Traveling from France to Tangiers, a man looks to reunite with his former love, though their romance ended some 30 years earlier.

Director:

André Téchiné

Writers:

André Téchiné (scenario), Laurent Guyot (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Catherine Deneuve ... Cécile
Gérard Depardieu ... Antoine Lavau
Gilbert Melki ... Natan
Malik Zidi ... Sami
Lubna Azabal ... Nadia / Aïcha
Tanya Lopert ... Rachel Meyer
Nabila Baraka Nabila Baraka ... Nabila
Idir Elomri Idir Elomri ... Saïd
Nadem Rachati Nadem Rachati ... Bilal
Jabir Elomri Jabir Elomri ... Saïd
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christophe Freudiger Christophe Freudiger ... Joueur du casino
Hicham Ibrahimi Hicham Ibrahimi ... Réceptionniste
Bouchaïd Kidi Bouchaïd Kidi ... Le bijoutier
Stéphane Rouabah Stéphane Rouabah ... Chauffeur d'Antoine
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Connections and personality: France and Morocco, sisters, mothers and sons, husbands and lovers. Antoine arranges a job in Tangiers so he can reconnect to Cécile, his first love, unseen for 30 years. Sami, her son, comes from Paris with his friend Nadia and her son to see his mother and his Moroccan boyfriend. Nadia wants to see Aïcha, her twin, a devout Muslim unwilling to see her pill-popping sister. Antoine harbors romantic fantasies; Cécile lives in the real world of an empty marriage to Natan, a Jewish doctor who's broke, drinks too much, and wants to move back to Casablanca. Cécile is a follower. Dogs and mud present dangers, as does complaisance. Will the earth move? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Un premier amour peut-il devenir un dernier amour? (Can a first love become a last love?)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The film was restored in 2018 by Eclair with support from Arte France and The Bureau. See more »

Soundtracks

Tumba
Performed by Angélique Kidjo
Written by Angélique Kidjo, Carlinhos Brown
Angelique Kidjo Publishing Designee. EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
© Edicoes Musicais Tapajos Ltd / Warner Chappell Music France
Avec l'autorisation des Editions EMI Music Publishing France SA
(Tous droits reserves pour l'Univers entier)
(p) 2002 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
© l'aimable autorisation de Sony Music Entertainment (France) S.A.S.
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Téchiné is brilliant.
18 July 2006 | by mjledonneSee all my reviews

I very much liked this film. I have been a Deneuve fan for a long time and really enjoyed seeing her in another Téchiné picture. This director has a very ambiguous way of making his characters very human and very enigmatic simultaneously. The music he chooses is fantastic. Watching this, I was very much reminded of his 1996 film, Les Voleurs, also starring Deneuve. Les Temps qui Changent is part comedy, part family drama, part romance, and part political commentary. The film doesn't drag--it simmers and feels very alive. Morocco is quite a setting. In such a contrast to the mainstream American films, this film is subtle and unapologetic. The viewers come to care about not only the characters but their world as well. The subplots do not detract but only enhance the realistic and cultural quality of the film. Without a doubt worth watching. Téchiné is a master.


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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 December 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Changing Times See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,702, 16 July 2006

Gross USA:

$545,255

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,178,714
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (IFC library print)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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