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Same Old Song (On connaît la chanson)

Part of Alain Resnais
Saturday, March 19, 2011, 4:30 p.m.

35mm print from the French Foreign Ministry

Dir. Alain Resnais. 1997, 120 mins. With Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma, André Dussolier, Agnès Jaoui. Written by Agnès Jaoui. A Parisian tour guide, two real estate agents, and several other characters look for happiness, or at least a good antidepressant, in this enchanting musical that plays like an homage to Dennis Potter, as characters reveal their thoughts and feelings by lip-synching to popular songs by Maurice Chevalier, Edith Piaf, and Johnny Halliday.

Free with Museum admission.

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Same Old Song