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Happenstance

 

aka: Le Battement d'ailes du Papillon
France 2000, 88 minutes
Dir. Laurent Firode
In French with English subtitles
Genres: Foreign Cinema

 

Aroview: Cute French riff on the 'butterfly effect' of chaos theory, in which a Parisian office-worker (Tautou) becomes unknowingly trapped in a train of trivial coincidences and street level events which lead to a more significant outcome, in Tautou's case... serious romance.

Flicking through a raft of minor characters and happenings, some as minor as a leaf falling, this choreographs an oddly entrancing dance of fate. While not attempting any metaphysical conclusions, as whimsical confectionary it tastes good.

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DVD Features

Features earlier short film "Les Menteurs", also directed by Laurent Firode.

  • music clips
  • extra stuff
 

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