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Chinese Puzzle

Chinese Puzzle
Movie: Chinese Puzzle(2014)[tt1937118] Xavier is now forty years old. So are Wendy, Isabelle and Martine. At forty you are supposed to be more mature and live a a steadier life than at twenty. But not Xavier. Well, to be fair, he has made some progress in the field of thoughtfulness (he has even become a writer) but as concerns his everyday life, it is far from well-ordered. To be totally honest it is not entirely Xavier's fault if his wife Wendy has suddenly left him for a new companion in New York and taken their two children with her. Realizing he can't stand living without them, Xavier decides to settle down in Big Apple in order to remain close to them. He finds a home in Chinatown and it does not take long before trouble comes his way. Written byGuy Bellinger
Title Chinese Puzzle
Release Date 13 June 2014 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production Companies StudioCanal, Opposite Field Pictures, Belgacom
Romain Duris
Romain Duris...
Xavier Rousseau...
Audrey Tautou
Audrey Tautou...
Martine...
Cécile de France
Cécile de France...
Isabelle (as Cé...
Kelly Reilly
Kelly Reilly...
Wendy...
Sandrine Holt
Sandrine Holt...
Ju...
Flore Bonaventura
Flore Bonaventura...
Isabelle de Groote - la b...
Jochen Hägele
Jochen Hägele...
Hegel et Schopenhauer - l...
Benoît Jacquot
Benoît Jacquot...
Monsieur Rousseau - le p...
Li Jun Li
Li Jun Li...
Nancy...
Sharrieff Pugh
Sharrieff Pugh...
Ray...
Peter McRobbie
Peter McRobbie...
L'agent bureau immigratio...

Reviews

Gordon-11 on 19 February 2016
This film tells the story of a French man who moves to New York because his ex partner takes their two children there and remarry an American man.The premise of the film is very interesting, as I haven't thought about how globalised we are. I've been taking weekend overseas breaks for granted, watching foreign films, listening to foreign songs, keeping on touch with foreign friends with much ease. And the film reminds us that life back then was not as complicated. The comedy aspect is done quite well, especially the immigration inspection scene which is quite funny. However, the film takes a long time to reach that comedy stage, and actually the first half of the film is rather boring. One thing I'm truly impressed by is Audrey Tautou's pronunciation of Mandarin Chinese. It's very clear that she took a lot of effort in learning the words, because she even got the tones of every character right!

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