Same Old Song

Life is a song is a French film directed by Alain Resnais in 1997, in which the performers sing abruptly individual lines of French chansons.


Odile and Claude live in a seasoned relationship. Claude looks forward to the return of Nicolas, the former lover of Odile, to Paris with mixed feelings. Odile wears with the idea to buy an apartment, and turns to the real estate agent Marc. This impressed with an inspection date and her sister Camille, a tour guide and student of history is. Camille turn not noticed that Simon, who works without any hint of enthusiasm for the tyrannical Marc, but with her passion for history tells, has fallen in love with her.


The filmdienst celebrated Resnais ' film in its contemporary critics as one of a playful ensemble worn " experiment", the lowly an amusing digression on the data collected on wisdom truisms of pop lyrics. Will do so inter alia through the artifice, sing " to let " " by the actors a few bars from songs and pop songs lip-sync ," which the everyday 'll inflated and with effortless ease nevertheless intrude into the depth of the characters.


The film won the Silver Bear at the 1998 Berlin International Film Festival and received in the same year a total of seven César Awards ( Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Editing, Best Sound ). In addition, the film was awarded in 1997 with the Louis- Delluc price. The following year, the award of the Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma followed as the best French film.