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A Feature film by Cédric Klapisch

Produced by Vertigo Productions

Release in France : 10/11/1999

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It all begins at the end of the twentieth century. On New Year's Eve, 2000, 24-year-old Arthur gets together with his girlfriend, Lucie. She really wants a baby, but he doesn't feel ready to be a father yet. During the long night of wild partying, Arthur will go through unsettling experiences. He'll be projected seventy years ahead in time and find himself face to face with an old man who claims he's his son… This seventy-year-old son shows him his house, family, life and Arthur discovers what Paris has become in 2070. By showing him this unexpected future, his son hopes to convince Arthur to have a child.


With the approach of 2000, we notice that the date has been a fantasy that meant 'future'. But, when you go to your nearby laundromat, "Laundro 2000," you find the homeless inside, trying to warm themselves. This seems a far cry from the idea of 2000… When we were small, we thought we'd go to school in flying saucers – not the case at all. Given our expectations, 2000 is a disappointment… "Maybe" says that disappointment shouldn't prevent dreaming. The idea of the future needs to be reinvented.

Cédric Klapisch – Director, excerpt from the press folder

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Full credits (10)

Executive Producers :

Aïssa Djabri, Farid Lahouassa, Manuel Munz

Director of Photography :

Philippe Le Sourd

Editor :

Francine Sandberg

Costume designers :

Jean-Marc Mireté, Christophe Martinez, Odile Hautemulle

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Dalmasso

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Cédric Klapisch, Santiago Amigorena, Alexis Galmot

Sound Recordist :

Olivier Le Vacon

Production Designer :

François Emmanuelli

Sales Agent :

Éric Lagesse

French press agents :

Astrid Gavard, Dominique Segall

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Feature film

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Science fiction

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100% French (France)

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1 h 49 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (9)

Melbourne French Film Festival - 2000

Melbourne French Film Festival (Australia, 2000)


Films selected

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2000

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2000)

Selection (2)

Best Production Design : François Emmanuelli

Most Promising Actor : Romain Duris

Lumiere Awards - 2000

Lumiere Awards (France, 2000)


French Films


Lumiere Awards - 2000

Lumiere Awards (France, 2000)


Révélation masculine : Romain Duris

Delegations (3)

Tokyo- French Film Festival - 2000

Tokyo- French Film Festival (Japan, 2000)

Team (4)

Adaptation and/or dialogue writer : Alexis Galmot

Associate producer : Aïssa Djabri

Associate producer : Manuel Munz

Director : Cédric Klapisch