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La Belle Époque

2019 | 1h 55m | Comedy, Drama, Romance, World

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A former cartoonist whose life and marriage have crumbled is given a chance to return to the 1972 bar where he first met his wife by hiring a company that stage meticulous historical reenactments.

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Written and directed by Nicolas Bedos, as though repurposing some unused idea abandoned by Charlie Kaufman, it's an engaging - if eventually overlong - drama-comedy with a killer concept.
★★★★☆ | Read in full: La Belle Époque movie review Tom Barnard We Love Cinema

What others think

In the end, the story’s custom reenactment gimmick may not even have been necessary, so well-written and executed is the personal journey that underlies it.
Peter Debruge Variety
It’s comedy-drama that is not funny enough to count as a comedy and not plausible enough to count as a drama.
Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
This is accomplished commercial filmmaking of a type rarely seen these days, much less applied to this kind of old-fashioned but sharp-minded material.
Todd McCarthy Hollywood Reporter

'La Belle Époque' Movie details


Nicolas Bedos


Daniel Auteuil Guillaume Canet Doria Tillier

UK release date

22 Nov 2019
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