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|Original title:||Deux moi|
|Production country:||Frankreich 2019|
|Running time:||Approx. 110 min.|
|Rated:||From 6 years|
Rémy (François Civil) and Mélanie (Ana Girardot) are both 30 years old, single and live in Paris only a few steps apart. They yearn for the same things, but on the way to the supposed goal they always walk paths that do not lead them to each other, but always just past each other. While Mélanie is mistaken from one disappointing date to the next in his search for true love, Rémy simply can't manage to get a date at all. His extreme nervousness and occasional panic attacks are not really helpful. More and more they seem to lose themselves in the loneliness of city life, unaware that happiness lives virtually next door…
If the French director Cédric Klapisch is good at something, then it is the attitude towards life of people in the big city to capture. He did just as well in "L’Auberge espagnole" and its two successors as in "So ist Paris". Now in "Einsam Zweisam" he sends two singles in Paris on a damned difficult search for the meaning of life, which they hope to find in love. François Civil and Ana Girardot, the leading actors from Klapisch's last film "The Wine and the Wind" play their roles very authentically - both in the very quiet moments as well as in the humorous or somewhat more dramatic moments.
Really not much happens in the almost two hours. The viewer follows the two lonely souls through their everyday lives, rides with them in the metro through Paris, goes shopping with them in a small supermarket on the corner or listens to them during sessions with their therapists. This isn't exactly a big event cinema now, but it still works really well. Because somehow the characters in the film look real despite a certain exaggeration and you feverish with them when they are close to crossing paths again, whether their eyes finally meet and the sparks sparkle.
However, although it would have been so easy to turn the material into a light romantic comedy. But he has opted for a different path, one that, despite a certain slowness and lack of events, entertains well and somehow hits the heart. Like its main characters, the whole movie is also very charming. Friends of light French entertainment food are welcome to let themselves be carried by this story through Paris. Worth seeing!
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