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Little White Lies (2010)

Les petits mouchoirs (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 20 October 2010 (France)
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A near-fatal accident leaves one friend in the hospital while the rest go on their annual vacation. But their secrets and personal grief threaten to drive them apart.

Director:

Guillaume Canet

Writer:

Guillaume Canet (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
François Cluzet ... Max Cantara
Marion Cotillard ... Marie
Benoît Magimel ... Vincent Ribaud
Gilles Lellouche ... Éric
Jean Dujardin ... Ludo
Laurent Lafitte ... Antoine
Valérie Bonneton Valérie Bonneton ... Véronique Cantara
Pascale Arbillot ... Isabelle Ribaud
Anne Marivin ... Juliette
Louise Monot ... Léa
Joël Dupuch Joël Dupuch ... Jean-Louis
Hocine Mérabet Hocine Mérabet ... Nassim
Matthieu Chedid Matthieu Chedid ... Raphaël
Maxim Nucci Maxim Nucci ... Franck
Néo Broca Néo Broca ... Elliot
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Storyline

Every year, Max, a successful restaurant owner, and Véro, his eco-friendly wife invite a merry group of friends to their beautiful beach house to celebrate Antoine's birthday and kick-start the vacation. But, this year, before they all leave Paris, their buddy Ludo is hurt in a serious accident, which sets off a dramatic chain of reactions and emotional responses. The eagerly anticipated vacation leads each of the protagonists to raise the little veils that for years they have draped over what bothers and upsets them. Pretenses become increasingly hard to keep up. Until the moment when the truth finally catches up with them all... Written by The Film Catalogue

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The one thing friends can't escape is a few home truths.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 October 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Pequeñas mentiras sin importancia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,654, 26 August 2012

Gross USA:

$206,088

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,531,470
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Runtime:

(theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was France's highest-grossing film in 2010, with more than 5 million tickets sold. See more »

Goofs

Eric sends a text message to Marie's cell phone to call him back urgently, while he is in the restaurant with the blonde actress. Marie's cell phone beeps when receiving this text message, but when Marie opens the text message, the cell phone's display shows that it is set on mute ("silencieux"). See more »

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Referenced in Rock'n Roll (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

To Be True
Written by Guillaume Canet, Maxim Nucci and Marianne Groves
Performed by Maxim Nucci
Courtesy of Sony Music
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Hidden Truths
11 December 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Paris, a truck runs over the biker Ludo (Jean Dujardin) while he is driving home after spending the night snorting cocaine in a night-club. His long-time friends visit him in the hospital where he is in coma. The group is ready to travel on the annual vacation to the house of the successful businessman Max Cantara (François Cluzet) nearby Bordeaux and they decide to travel anyway and return when Ludo is better.

The physiotherapist Vincent Ribaud (Benoît Magimel), who is married with a child, tells to his fifteen year-old friend and godfather of his son, Max, that he wants to talk to him in private and they have lunch together in Max's restaurant. Vincent discloses to him that he has fallen in love with him. Max reacts to his words and Vincent asks him to keep the secret and forget their conversation.

Along the days, each friend has a little secret while Max is near nervous breakdown with Vincent. Until the day that Max's friend Jean-Louis (Joël Dupuch) tells the truth about their little lies and friendship.

"Les Petits Mouchoirs" is a French movie about friends' reunion in the same style of the American "The Big Chill" by Lawrence Kasdan or the British "Peter's Friends" by Kenneth Branagh. The movie has great performances but the prolix story is too long, a corny conclusion and deserved to be better and better for such wonderful cast. I liked this movie, but many sub-plots and the conclusion should have been shortened or deleted in the edition. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Até a Eternidade" ("Until the Eternity")


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