The Singer

  • 2006
  • France
  • 1h 53min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Xavier Giannoli
  • Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Cécile de France, Mathieu Amalric

A French Lost in Translation-style age gap romantic drama. A has-been crooner (Depardieu) works the dancehalls and restaurants of an unremarkable French city, until one night he is introduced to a beautiful blonde called Marion (de France). They are immediately drawn to one another from a sense of displaced longing and begin to negotiate the terms of an unlikely friendship.

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Xavier Giannoli

20 Sep 2007

The French director Xavier Giannoli can pinpoint the moment cinema entered his life. He was five years old and asleep in his parents’ flat in Paris, when he woke up to the sound of tanks and machine guns. It turned out that the noise was coming from the…

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