Orchestra Seats (Fauteuils d'orchestre)

Orchestra Seats (Fauteuils d'orchestre)

Orchestra Seats (Fauteuils d'orchestre)
Catherine, hugely popular (and wealthy) from her long-running television soap opera, longs for glory on the big screen. She prepares to star in a Feydeau farce about to open on th 17th, but despite all her success she wonders if her work has any value or meaning. Jean-François, piano prodigy with an international reputation, is preparing for a major Beethoven recital on the 17th, yet he basically just wants to be alone. Jacques, a businessman turned art connoisseur, has amassed an extraordinary, highly personal art collection, but on the 17th it will all be sold off. Catherine, Jean-François and Jacques have all devoted their lives to art, yet what kinds of lives has art given them? They sometimes cross paths and nurse their neuroses at a café where they are waited on by Jessica, recently arrived in Paris on her own quest for fame and fortune.
2006106 minsFrance, USAFrench with English subtitles
ComedyDrama

Orchestra Seats (Fauteuils d'orchestre) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A well-oiled script is nicely served by a multigenerational cast, a bittersweet and consistently entertaining mainstream comedy that tackles the big themes of Life and Art with unpretentious brio...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Very entertaining French ensemble comedy disguises its contrivances with generous, witty and winning performances...

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Effortlessly interlinking the stories through the jaunty perambulations of a fresh-faced waitress from a local cafe, Thomson's crowd-pleaser makes up in refined schmaltz what it lacks in innovation or profundity...

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