In this Parisian bitter sweet romance from Cédric Klapisch, warehouse employee Rémy (François Civil) and research assistant Mélanie (Ana Girardot) have never met, but they live parallel lives: they reside in neighboring apartment buildings, ride the same subway route, and are troubled by bouts of insomnia and depression. Their days punctuated by unfulfilling jobs, they seek meaningful romantic and platonic connection. As they stumble through psychotherapy, dating apps, fainting spells, and family visits, the seemingly star-crossed duo orbit around each other but remain just out of reach. Klapisch spins a delicate “what-if” from their compartmentalization, exploring our increasingly hermetic modern urban life.
“Cedric Klapisch reinvents the romantic comedy” – Psychologies Magazine
” A sweet urban tale about today’s youth” – Premiere
” Ana Girardot’s and Francois Civil’s performances are vibrant” – Au feminin
” Love and Fate, a winning combination by Klapisch” – RTL