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They say that French is the language of love, so it's not surprising that there are a lot of French romantic films. Many are in the comedy genre, although these are generally very different from the more usual Hollywood Rom-Coms. Others are much more serious, dealing with the sometimes harsh realities of life.
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  • Amour

    Amour

  • L'Hermine

    L'Hermine

  • 20 ans d'├ęcart

    20 ans d'écart

  • L'Arnacoeur (Heartbreaker)

    L'Arnacoeur (Heartbreaker)

  • Gemma Bovery

    Gemma Bovery

  • Grand Central

    Grand Central

  • Mon Roi

    Mon Roi

  • Souvenir

    Souvenir

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L'Arnacoeur
L'Arnacoeur (Heartbreaker)
Alex, with the help of his sister and her husband, operate a rather unusual business. Basically they break up relationships, which may sound somewhat harsh, but we're led to believe that it's only where the woman is at risk of marrying somebody unsuitable. Needless to say somebody, usually the woman's father, pays them to perform this service.

His ultimate challenge arrives in the form of Juliette (Vanessa Paradis) who is hopelessly in love with her soon to be husband, a rather boring Englishman.

Juliette's father is the paymaster, and Alex poses as her bodyguard. But she's a tough nut to crack despite the team's well researched knowledge of her likes, including the film Dirty Dancing, from which he emulates the famous dance scene ending with Juliette held above his head.

For a French film it actually has all the hallmarks of a formulaic Hollywood Rom-Com, and it's just as predictable. But it's fun, and with much of the action taking place in Monaco there are some fine backdrops.
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