Synopsis

SYNOPSIS


Winner of 7 Cesar Awards, Same Old Song is a delightful romantic, musical comedy directed by Alain Resnais (Hiroshima mon Amour and Year at Marienbad), one of France's most internationally acclaimed directors.

Same Old Song revolves around two Parisian sisters caught in a web of dysfunctional relationships and romantic confusion. Odile, an upper class wife and businesswoman, finds an escape from her submissive husband Claude when her old flame Nicholas unexpectedly returns. Camille, a naive tour guide falls for the slimy young realtor Marc, while overlooking Simon, a caring older man with a passion for history.

In a tribute to the films of Dennis Potter (Pennies From Heaven and The Singing Detective,) Resnais has his characters lip-synch to fragments of musical recordings from Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier and Johnny Halliday and contemporary pop songs, allowing them to express their innermost thoughts and feelings. Set against the glittering Paris skyline, Same Old Song is a captivating and playful, Round Robin game of romance.

France/Switzerland/UK, 1998
120 min., Unrated
In French with English Subtitles
Color




FILMMAKERS

Director
Screenplay & Dialogue

Music & Arrangements
Executive Producer
Associate Producers

First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director
Script Supervisor
Line Producer
Production Manager
Director of Photography
First Assistant Cameraman
Set Designer
Decorator
Chief Sound Engineer
First Sound Assistant
Sound Mix Engineer
Chief Editor
Assistant Editor
Background Sound
Costume Designer
Wardrobe
Make-up
Hair
Illustrations for Titles and Press Books
ALAIN RESNAIS
AGNES JAOUI
JEAN-PIERRE BACRI
BRUNO FONTAINE
BRUNO PESERY
MICHEL SEYDOUX
RUTH WALDBURGER
THIERRY VERRIER
CAMILLE LIPMANN
SYLVETTE BAUDROT
CATHERINE CHOURIDIS
DIDIER CARREL
RENATO BERTA
JEAN-PAUL TORAILLE
JACQUES SAULNIER
PHILIPPE TURLURE
PIERRE LENOIR
DIDIER CARQUIN
JEAN-PIERRE LAFORCE
HERVE DE LUZE
CHRISTOPHE PINEL
MICHEL KLOCHENDLER
JACKIE BUDIN
ANNE DUNSFORD-VARENNE
JACKIE REYNAL
THOMAS NELLEN
FLOCH


CAST


Claude
Odile Lalande
Nicolas
Simon
Camille Lalande
Marc
Jane
Father
Doctor #3
Von Choltitz
Young manned with check
Restaurant customer
Doctor #1
Cafe Owener
Female guest
Elderly man
Young fired man
Doctor # 2
Restaurant waiter
Little lady (on tour)
Guest
Female guest
Guest
Nurse
Female guest
Young woman klissing
Marc's colleague


PIERRE ARDITI
SABINE AZEMA
JEAN-PIERRE BACRI
ANDRE DUSSOLLIER
AGNES JAOUI
LAMBERT WILSON
JANE BIRKIN
JEAN-PAUL ROUSSILLON
NELLY BORGEAUD
GOTZ BURGER
JEAN-PIERRE DARROUSSIN
CHARLOTTE KADY
JACQUES MAUCLAIR
PIERRE MEYRAND
CLAIRE NADEAU
DOMINIQUE ROZEN
JEAN-CHRETIEN SIBERTIN BLANC
BONNAFET TARBOUREICH
WILFRED BENAICHE
FRANCOUISE BERTIN
ROBERT BOUVIER
FREDERIQUE CANTREL
JEROME CHAPPATTE
ROMAINE DE NANDO
NATHALIE JEANNET
DELPHINE QUENTIN
GEOFFROY THIEBAUT