Movie Infos

France 2005

Director: Cèdric Klapisch

Script: Cèdric Klapisch

Genre: Comedy / Romance

Cast: Romain Duris, Cècile De France, Kelly Reilly, Kevin Bishop, Evguenya Obraztsova, Irene Montalà , Lucy Gordon, Gary Love, Aissa Maiga, Olivier Saladin, Martine Demaret, Pierre Cassignard, Cristina Brondo, Federico D’Anna, Barnaby Metschurat, Christian Pagh, Pierre Cohen Victor, Zinedine Soualem

Audrey’s role: Martine

Synopsis

A French writer finds his life is once again being turned sideways by his footloose European friends in this sequel to the international hit L’Auberge Espagnole. Five years after we last saw him, Xavier (Romain Duris) has given up his aspirations of a career in international finance, but his new path as a writer isn’t going as well as he hoped: his novel about his experiences in Spain has yet to be published, and lately he’s been writing scripts for a French soap opera. When his French producers enter into a co-production agreement with a British network and Xavier lands an assignment ghost-writing a tell-all autobiography for famous fashion model Celia Shelburn (Lucy Gordon), he finds himself spending plenty of time traveling between Paris and London.

In London, Xavier becomes reacquainted with Wendy (Kelly Reilly), whom he met during his time in Spain, and he wonders if he should take another stab at a relationship with her; Wendy is currently involved, but is increasingly frustrated with her boyfriend’s drug problems and mood swings. Xavier is also infatuated with Celia, and wonders if a dalliance with the glamorous model might be possible.

Needing romantic advice, Xavier turns to another old friend, Isabelle (Cècile De France), a lesbian who offers her understanding of women as well as a spare bedroom in her flat. Xavier also gets pointers from his ex-girlfriend Martine (Audrey Tautou), who has a child from a former beau and is trying to sort out her own romantic troubles.

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