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Happenstance (Le Battement d'ailes du papillon)

Rating:R (for a scene of nudity)
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Release Date:November 2, 2001
Running time:97 minutes
Cast:Faudel, Eric Feldman, Lysiane Meis, Eric Savin, Audrey Tautou
Director:Laurent Firode
Producer:Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Pascal Judelewicz
Writer:Laurent Firode
Distributor:Lot 47 Films

Description: A comedy which not only shows how a subtle twist of fate can affect the lives of total strangers, but also which tracks the lives of these seemingly unconnected individuals: a store clerk and her roommate, a barfly, an adulterer, and a few others--all of whom intersect over the course of one long Paris day. They interact with one another randomly, however, every characters' chance encounter bears a consequence that will later become significant, ultimately culminating in a complex pattern of narrow averted mishaps and barely grasped opportunities. And what finally emerges from the multiplicity of interactions is a deceptively simple love story.

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