Camille Rewinds

2012 [FRENCH]

Comedy / Drama / Romance

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Vincent Lacoste Photo
Vincent Lacoste as Vincent
Jean-Pierre Léaud Photo
Jean-Pierre Léaud as Monsieur Dupont, l'horloger
Mathieu Amalric Photo
Mathieu Amalric as Le prof de français sadique
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1.04 GB
French 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 55 min
P/S 13 / 24
2.13 GB
French 5.1
24 fps
1 hr 55 min
P/S 4 / 25

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by krabat-08 / 10

Camille Redouble does mostly everything right.


The thing that makes this '2nd chance'-time travel plot a really good story is the lead's resistance to repeating the past - in this I cheered her on and wished for the best, because she tries so very hard to avoid the bad things from her adult life and focuses on making the good things happen, most importantly her pregnancy. Watching her come to terms with the things, she realizes she cannot change - most of all her own feelings - is watching an immature adult finally take on adulthood.

That she is also never overly smart, ie. exploiting her superior knowledge of events or experience of life lived, makes her presence in her past one of watching consciousness and self confidence at play. One can imagine oneself being utterly certain about events, as if one had lived them before - and willing to pay the price of certainty.

I don't care about the (surprisingly few) little inconsistencies in the plot - all that matters is the lead being true to her heart. And I was genuinely relieved (if not surprised) that she lets go of trying to fight her heart and starts listening to it, rather than hiding in a bottle.

This message runs through the movie, even to the quoting of the 12 step confirmation: "... and the wisdom to know the difference." It is not moralizing, but there appears to be a need to bring it across. If you come away with only the conclusion that there is no love at the bottom of a bottle, you have probably made the director happy.

Apart from this I really enjoyed the director-lead in her roles - she shone, when she played 16, and looked her real age, when she let the energy evaporate, and then managed to merge the two in the final scenes. Good energy manifestation!

In the tradition of French movies, it is with more than a touch of poetry and focus on genuine human emotions, here the touch of lips as the deciding factor and holder of all important memories, that the movie concludes. French movies remember the body and don't focus overly on sex. Very important in Western and specifically European culture, with the present battle raging between explicitness and sensuality: Remember that the body remembers everything, and that we ARE our bodies!

BTW: I DO wonder if the bicycle crash was an accident, but boy, that looked like something you don't walk away from unscathed!

Reviewed by newtt119 / 10

Sweet and funny but also life-affirming

Caught this film at the Sitges Film Festival, and wasn't sure what to expect. It sounded like a more serious version of 'Peggy Sue got Married' from the description, and I didn't really have any expectations for it, but I was kind of blown away a little.

Although mostly a comedy, with light-hearted/comic situations as Camille returns to her teenage years, this film treated the conundrums/ paradoxes of time travel in quite a serious way at times and was actually quite thought provoking. And a tragic scenario involving Camille and her mother is set up incredibly well, so when it arrives it is just absolutely heartbreaking. Seriously, take tissues.

The director/actress really gives a fantastic performance - convincing as both the bitter, washed up Camille in the future and a mix between this and the wide-eyed teenager she becomes in the past. She does a great job of juggling the comedy and dramatic moments, as both actress and director. I'm surprised never to have heard of her before, but I'm sure after this film she will receive more exposure. She also had a colourful,interesting visual style going on, not least in the extremely cool backwards slow-motion opening credits.

Reviewed by muriel-milne8 / 10

You will laugh and cry

Noemie Lovsvsky has been around in French films and directed them for the last 18 years but she is discreet and has made her way slowly but surely. She is signing with Camille Rewinds a sweet bitter comedy that anyone can relate to. She tells a story of a 40 year old woman who needs to make amends, who needs to change her past somehow. New Year's Eve come and there she is brought back in her past. Her past is in the 80's and the director has paid extreme attention to details. You will recognize the beddings, the home accessories, kitchen details that come from the 80's and you will be transported yourself to that era. Camille needs to tell something to her mother and she does. The story is intertwined with comedy and tragic moments, you laugh and then you cry, it is a roller-coaster of emotions ! The director shows that love, death, passion roll together; she is sensitive to sight, scent, touch, taste (for the champagne) and hearing !! When you loved someone you loved their sight, scent, touch, voice, you feel all of that in the film. This film is a love letter to old acquaintances that should not be forgotten.

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