La belle époque

La belle époque

La belle époque

French comedy drama stars Daniel Auteil (Caché) as crotchety 60-something Victor, offered an escape from his life. A new service offers a chance at something different—a high-end re-enactment troupe using theatre and reconstruction to let their clients "travel" to an era of their choice. Victor chooses to relive the most important time of his life, the week 40 years earlier when he met his wife. 

2019110 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
ComedyDramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent

La belle époque / Reviews

Flicks

Flicks, Steve Newall

This French slice of boomer romantic nostalgia wish-fulfillment unexpectedly charmed me, its premise (company creates extremely immersive fantasies for individual customers) proving remarkably easy to swallow.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A charming and witty French romantic comedy – timely and relevant in this period of uncertainty and introspection, but also perfect for a light-hearted escape into the past.

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New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

Writer-director Nicolas Bedos has more credits as an actor and writer than he does as director, so it shows astonishing promise that in only his third feature at the helm he mixes wit, imagination and insight into this fantastically enjoyable romp.

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Stuff

Stuff

A French screwball comedy that challenges 2017's C'est La Vie's crown, a relationship drama to rival Gallic classic Belle du Jour and a twinkling daydream that will evoke memories of Amelie, La Belle Epoque is your next must-see cinematic experience.

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Stuff

Stuff

Joyously complex and infectiously joyful.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's comedy-drama that is not funny enough to count as a comedy and not plausible enough to count as a drama.

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Variety

Variety

Where so many high-concept romantic comedies squander their one big idea, "La Belle Époque" leverages its own to remind how and why we fall in love in the first place...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Everything clicks here, all the time.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A sweet, inventive Richard Curtis-style romantic-comedy crowdpleaser that deftly balances hearty laughs and heartwarming emotion.

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