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3.4
234 Ratings

Same Old Song

On connaît la chanson

Directed by Alain Resnais
France, Switzerland, 1997
Comedy, Drama, Musical

Synopsis

Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Her younger sister Camille just completed her doctoral thesis has fallen in love with an estate agent who is responsible for Odile’s apartment and who has an elder employee.

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Same Old Song Directed by Alain Resnais

Critics reviews

The use of music, much of it songs by the likes of Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg, is all over the place: Sometimes it comes out where snatches of dialogue should be, while other times we’re treated to full-on musical numbers. That irreverent, seemingly offhand approach works: The dissonance between what we’re seeing and what we’re hearing speaks to the characters’ divided natures, even as it amuses us.
October 28, 2015
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A comedy about real estate and class differences, Same Old Song was the biggest hit of Resnais’ career in France, superbly capturing Paris in the 90s; it’s less popular among viewers unfamiliar with the music, but even if you can’t follow all the nuances, this is fun and different and at times mysterious (periodically revealing Resnais’ surrealist roots).
January 01, 2000
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