Though Love Songs (aka Les Chansons d'Amour) is not a film operetta per se, director Christophe Honoré and composer/lyricist/vocalist Alex Beaupain use that film to pay homage to the French movie musical as conceived by Jacques Demy in his classic Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1967). The Honoré film concerns a series of hopelessly romantic Parisian characters who are unable to convey their feelings to one another in everyday situations, and who thus use musical numbers as outlets -- as vehicles of emotional expression. Beaupain composed the score; a number of the songs that are included appeared on one of his solo albums. The individual stories covered in the film tell age-worn tales as old as time: the loss of love, the discovery of new love, the impossibility of mutual love.
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|Louis Garrel||Ismaël Bénoliel|
|Ludivine Sagnier||Julie Pommeraye|
|Brigitte Roüan||La mère de Julie|
|Alice Butaud||Jasmine, la soeur de Julie|
|Jean-Marie Winling||Le père de Julie|
|Annabelle Hettmann||La serveuse du bar|
|Esteban Carvajal-Alegria||L'ami d'Erwann (as Esteban Carvajal Alegria)|
|Sylvain Tempier||Un policier|
|Guillaume Clérice||Un policier|
|Rémy Chevrin||Director of Photography||