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Director  Christophe Honore
Initial DVD release  December 6, 2007 (France)
Writer  Christophe Honore
Language  French
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Musical, Romance
Country  France
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Release date  2007
Songs  De bonnes raisons
Cast  Louis Garrel (Ismaël Bénoliel), Ludivine Sagnier (Julie Pommeraye), Chiara Mastroianni (Jeanne), Clotilde Hesme (Alice), Brigitte Roüan (La mère de Julie), Alice Butaud (Jasmine, la soeur de Julie)
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Love Songs (French: Les Chansons d'amour) is a 2007 French musical film directed by Christophe Honoré, starring Louis Garrel, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme and Chiara Mastroianni. It was one of the 20 films selected for the main competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.


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The film is divided into three parts: The Departure, The Absence and The Return.

The Departure.

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The film begins with Julie Pommeraye walking the streets of Paris; she goes to a cinema and from the tickets queue calls her boyfriend Ismaël Bénoliel on her cell phone. He is at work with Alice, but when Julie asks him he lies and says he is alone. Julie responds that he pisses her off. Later that night, Ismaël runs into Julie on his way home. They discuss Julie’s frustrations about their relationship and eventually, already in their apartment, become reconciled. Shortly afterwards Alice arrives; they all get into bed together, read a different book each and fight about each one's place in bed.

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The next day Julie and Ismaël have breakfast with Julie’s family; Julie gets frustrated and leaves for the kitchen, followed by her older sister, Jeanne. Julie tells Jeanne and later her mother about Alice and the threesome. In the night, after Ismaël, Julie and Alice leave a bar where they were eating, Julie starts complaining about Ismaël's relationship with Alice; Ismaël responds that so is she and that she is the only one he loves, Alice tells them that she is only there to bring them together. They go to a concert where Alice befriends a guy named Gwendal. Julie starts feeling bad, so she and Ismaël decide to leave.

The Absence.

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Going to work, Ismaël runs into Jeanne on her way to the apartment. At work he tells about this Alice who doesn't like it; they argue then comfort each other. Since Jeanne is staying in Ismaël’s apartment he doesn't want to spend the night there and Alice takes him to Gwendal’s apartment.

Ismaël spends the entire night awake; in the morning he meets Erwann, Gwendal’s younger brother, who before leaving for school offers him his room so he can sleep in his bed. When Erwann returns and wakes Ismaël up he borrows some clean clothes from Erwann and leaves for work. When he returns from it he is secretly followed then met by Erwann who asks him if he can go home with him; Ismaël rejects this. He gets to his apartment to find Jeanne still there, which annoys him and he goes to Erwann’s apartment to spend the night there again.

The Return.

Ismaël goes to work to find Erwann waiting for him; he tells Erwann that he is flattered by his attention but neither interested nor in need of him. Alice, having broken up with Gwendal, thinks Erwan had been sent there to pick up their apartment keys; she gives them to Ismaël to pass them on to Erwann. Leaving work Ismaël finds Erwann waiting for him again; he gives him the keys then takes them back and they both go to Ismaël’s apartment. Meanwhile, Alice receives a phone call from Julie’s mother; the two of them meet at a restaurant, where Julie’s mother asks her to take care of Ismaël. Jasmine, Julie’s other sister, comes to tell her mother that her father is upset that she isn’t at home so late at night, so she leaves, leaving Alice and Jasmine talking alone for a while...


  • Louis Garrel as Ismaël Bénoliel
  • Ludivine Sagnier as Julie Pommeraye
  • Clotilde Hesme as Alice
  • Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet as Erwann
  • Chiara Mastroianni as Jeanne, Julie's older sister
  • Brigitte Roüan as Julie's mother
  • Alice Butaud as Jasmine, Julie's sister
  • Jean-Marie Winling as Julie's father
  • Yannick Renier as Gwendal, Erwann's brother
  • Esteban Carvajal-Alegria as Erwann's friend
  • Annabelle Hettmann as Maude, bar server
  • Box office

    The film grossed a total of $2,966,934 worldwide — $104,567 in the United States and Canada and $2,862,367 in other territories.


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  • Ide, Wendy (18 May 2007). "Les Chansons D'Amour". The Times. London. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  • Scott, A. O. (19 March 2008). "Parisians Singing From Bed to Bed". The New York Times. New York. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  • Sotinel, Thomas (20 May 2007). " 'Les Chansons d'amour': petit arrangement musical avec la mort". Le Monde (in French). Paris. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  • Thomson, Desson (June 6, 2008). "Love Songs". Washington Post. Washington DC. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  • Wiegand, David (6 June 2008). " 'Love Songs' hums with tangled emotions". San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco, CA. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  • Weissberg, Jay (18 May 2007). "Love Songs". Variety. New York. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  • References

    Love Songs (film) Wikipedia
    Love Songs (film) IMDb Love Songs (film)

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