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Blind Date (un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément!)
Release year: 2015
Director: Clovis Cornillac
Screenwriter: Lilou Fogli, Clovis Cornillac, Tristan Schulmann, Mathieu Oullion
Starring: Mélanie Bernier, Clovis Cornillac, Lilou Fogli, Philippe Dusquesne, Grégoire Oestermann, Oscar Copp
An introvert pianist (Bernier) moves into an apartment, only to discover her neighbor is a man who values peace and quiet and the wall between them is paper-thin.
French director Cornillac is no stranger to the romance genre, probably best known internationally from A Very Long Engagement (2004). With Blind Date he has managed to create a rom-com that follows all the unwritten rules of the genre, while still making the story new and refreshing with peculiar surprises. Bernier (La tête en friche, 2010) perfectly capture the shy heroine slowly letting go of her emotions in a way, that makes the process a delight to follow and the director himself is great as a bulldog of a man, constantly letting his anger and annoyance at other people take over. The two of them complement each other and through giggles and smiles, you find yourself falling for both. The story doesn’t hesitate to get started and with a strong hand, Cornillac keeps it tight and never waste a minute. This means he tells a story in an hour and a half which leaves you feeling satisfied and good about life. A brilliant rom-com!
The piano pieces in the movie is played by Adélaïde Panaget, a classic pianist.
Picture copyrights: Paramount