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by Alain Resnais


In the midst of rehearsals for a new play, amateur dramatics proponents Colin and Kathryn receive the shattering news that their friend George is fatally ill and only has a few months to live. Life begins to come apart at the seams – not just for Kathryn, who was once George’s partner, but also for her friends Tamara and Monica. The full force of the emotional turmoil they experienced in their youth and their long-buried dreams are rekindled. Much to the chagrin of their respectable, middle-class husbands, the women begin to argue about which of them should be allowed to accompany George on a final journey …

international title: Life of Riley
original title: Aimer, boire et chanter
country: France
sales agent: Le Pacte
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Alain Resnais
film run: 108'
release date: FR 26/03/2014, BE 26/03/2014, ES 21/08/2015
screenplay: Alex Réval, Laurent Herbiet, Jean-Marie Besset
cast: Sabine Azéma, André Dussollier, Michel Vuillermoz, Hippolyte Girardot, Sandrine Kiberlain, Caroline Silhol
cinematography by: Dominique Bouilleret
film editing: Hervé de Luze
art director: Jacques Saulnier
costumes designer: Jackie Budin
producer: Jean-Louis Livi
production: F Comme Film, France 2 Cinéma
distributor: Le Pacte, Les Films de L'Elysée, Good Films
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