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5.0 out of 5 stars The director gets the girl - again, 24 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Shall We Kiss [DVD] [2009] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
As in his earlier film 'Change of Address', writer-director Emmanuel Mouret also takes the part of the male lead.

The film opens with a chance meeting between Emilie (Julie Gayet) and Gabriel (MichaŽl Cohen). During the course of an evening, Emilie tells Gabriel a story about two of her friends, Judith (Virginie Ledoyen - The Beach, 8 Femmes) and Nicolas (Emmanuel Mouret). The story also includes Judith's husband Claudio (Stefano Accorsi) and Nicolas's girlfriend Caline (Frédérique Bel - Russian Dolls, Change of Address).

Emilie is portrayed as a gentle, cautious and reserved woman who, although she is clearly attracted to the man she has just met, is very guarded in her conversation with him. The story she tells of Judith and Nicolas is a barely plausible parody of how two people might actually behave. However, there are serious themes which parallel the tale as it unfolds. More so than 'Change of Address', this film is a moral tale, in the sense of Eric Rohmer's Moral Tales films.

A delightful French film which explores three or four answers to the question 'Is there such a thing as a kiss without consequences?' The amorous tension between the secondary leads is effectively maintained from start to finish. The film is both engaging and thought-provoking. Its allure is in no way diminished by the attractive actresses and actors crossing the screen. A stylish and sexy companion to 'Change of Address'.

Emmanuel Mouret's films are not easy to obtain on DVD. In the UK I found 'Shall We Kiss' was only available on a Region 1 disc with French audio and English subtitles, although when I went to post this review I also noticed an Australian Region 2 version for sale.

Region 1 disc extras include a trailer.
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