Monday, May 10, 2021

Movie - 10 Jours En Or

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I recently watched this 2012 French comedy-drama, 10 Jours En Or (10 Golden Days). It's about the road trip of a man and a young boy that becomes a turning point in their lives. 

Marc Bajau's (played by Franck Dubosc) stressful job as a sales professional involves a lot of travelling. He is a carefree guy and indulges in one-night stands during his road trips. 

On one such occasion in a hotel, the woman he was with mysteriously disappears. Not only she is gone, but one of Marc's pair of shoes is also missing. 

There is a note in the other shoe that the missing shoe is in a particular room of the hotel. He goes there and finds a young boy, Lucas (Mathis Toure) with Marc's shoe.

(The preview is in French only, but the film has English subtitles)

Marc goes with Lucas looking for his mom. But not with any success. And he has no option but to take the kid along on his road trip. During his journey, he meets an elderly man, Pierre (Claude Rich) as well as a young woman, Julie (Marie Kremer). 

The journey changes the life of Marc as well as Lucas. 

Though the film packs a lot of funny moments during Marc's road trip, the underlying theme is a serious contemporary issue, which you will realise at the end.

Worth watching.

13 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Always good to have a recommendation! YAM xx

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  2. Sounds sad. I think I heard about this one (or, more likely, an Americanized remake).

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    1. It's a very light-hearted movie, and there is a very happy twist at the end.

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  3. Looks like a good movie. Will see if it is available on Amazon Prime.

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  4. A French movie! 😊 I don't know this one, thanks for the review 👍

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    1. I don't think it's a famous film ...  But a good one to watch.

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  5. This sounds interesting. Thank you for sharing. Best wishes to you and yours!

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  6. Interesting build up- Will be watching it soon. Thanks for introducing this movie!

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    1. Hi Viyoma - Thank you. I am sure you will enjoy :-)

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  7. Hi Pradeep - sounds an interesting film to watch - I'll keep an eye open for it ... thanks for letting us know. Cheers Hilary

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