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How many rounds you do have to spin on the dance floor until all your dreams come true? Eugène, Gino, Christiane and their friends are already past their prime. But that doesn't stop them from searching for love and sex with the same intensity of people who are wearing braces and not clinical crowns. They meet in Paris daily in dimly dance clubs, which are named "Memphis" or "Chalet du Lac". There they express their desire for living a full life in togetherness through dancing. And if Prince Charming is reluctant to appear, the well-heeled ladies spend some money for lessons with "taxiboy" Michel. Michel dances with them for money – and behaves like a real gentleman, too. In search of love both – men and women – overcome nearly every obstacle, even if in many cases it doesn’t bring them closer to their aim.

Bettina Blümner was born in Düsseldorf. She studied Media Culture and Design at Bauhaus University in Weimar, followed by studies in Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and the Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV in Cuba. Her films include: JONNY, OLDIE & LÖFFEL (short, 1998), OST-WEST IST KRASS (short, 1999), SOMMERSONNE (short, 2001), WASH & GO (short, 2002), DIE KETTE (short, 2004), 13+15 (short, 2005), LA VIDA DULCE (short, 2005), NAKED CITY (doc, 2006), POOL OF PRINCESSES (PRINZESSINNENBAD, 2007, German Film Award 2008 for Best Documentary), BROKEN GLASS PARK (SCHERBENPARK, 2013), and PARCOURS D'AMOUR (2014).
Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2014
Director Bettina Blümner
Screenplay Bettina Blümner
Cinematography Mathias Schnöningh, Axel Schneppat
Producer Peter Schwartzkopff
Co-Producer Julia Kleinhenz
Production Company Reverse Angle Pictures/Reinbek, in co-production with Penrose Film/Berlin
Length 81 min
Format DCP, color
Original Version
Subtitled Versions English, German
Festivals Montreal 2914, Zurich 2014, Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken, 2015, Crossing Europe Linz 2015
With backing from BKM

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