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A little moment can change a whole life. Pierre (François Cluzet), the father of a family who is actually happily married, must also recognize this when he meets the successful writer Elsa (Sophie Marceau) at an event. Between the two, it crackles violently from the very first moment. The chemistry is simply right and the erotic tension is becoming more and more charged. But for Elsa it is just as taboo to get involved with a married man as it is for Pierre to cheat on his wife. And so, after a fierce flirtation, they split up to continue their life as usual. But fate brings them together again and again and it becomes more and more difficult to resist the growing passion…
After the successful mother-daughter comedy "LOL", leading actress Sophie Marceau and director Lisa Azuelos have joined forces again for "A Moment of Love". They are supported by François Cluzet, who has been known to a broad international audience since the enormous success of "Ziemlich beste Freunde" as well as Sophie Marceau. Cluzet dares to play a thoroughly romantic role for the first time. And it works really well, because the chemistry between him and the enchanting Sophie Marceau is right to the point. Here the sparks are really sparking right from the start and watching the two flirting becomes a really tingly affair.
What gives the movie its very special touch is not the good chemistry between the two main actors, but the cleverly built in "what if" scenarios, which always lead the viewer astray. Azuelos very nicely contrasts the fantasies of her protagonists, which are inspired by lust and love, with the supposed reality and leaves it to the viewer to pick out the variant that you would wish the two of them to have. This sometimes makes for very nice moments or for amusing scenes and then again for very unpleasant, heart-rending moments in which the viewer is torn between the hope of a happy ending for Pierre and Elsa and compassion for the wife of Pierre, played by Lisa Azuelos herself.
Thus "Ein Augenblick Liebe" manages in a very reserved but effective way to play the emotional keyboard of the audience and to carry them along despite the rather sluggish tempo. Sometimes the story seems to be taken directly from life, then again like a romantic fairy tale, sometimes like a light love story and then again like a heavy drama. All in all, the result is a very nice, even though not groundbreaking movie, which stands out from the crowd of similar works because of its original narrative style and the very interesting ending. If you like well played screen romances, that don't get lost too much in the shallow kitsch, but always keep a little bit of closeness to life, and if you want to see something different than the obligatory, clearly Happy End oriented confusion, you shouldn't miss this movie. Worth seeing
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