My Best Friend (film)
|My Best Friend|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Patrice Leconte|
|Produced by||Olivier Delbosc,
|Written by||Olivier Dazat,
|Music by||Xavier Dermeliac|
|Distributed by||Wild Bunch|
|Release dates||12 September 2006|
|Running time||94 min.|
François (Auteuil) .is a middle-aged, art-dealer Parisian who thinks he has everything. After telling a story at dinner about a funeral he attended where only a handful of people turned up, his colleagues suggest that no-one would go to his funeral. He may be materially rich, but he has no friends. Everyone at the dinner table starts to antagonise him about having no friends but François says that he does have friends (but he has only clients). His business partner Catherine (Gayet) challenges him to a bet: Francois must introduce his best friend within 10 days, or lose a valuable object, his antique Greek vase (worth 200,000 euros).
The bet is accepted. François has ten days to find a friend. As François travels through Paris in a taxi, revisiting old acquaintances who all reject him, he meets a trivia-loving taxi driver, Bruno (Boon). As the two spend an increasing amount of time together, a friendship slowly starts to form. However, François's desire to win the bet threatens to destroy the best friendship he has ever had. But in the end, Bruno's appearance on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, thoughtfully and surreptitiously arranged by François, is a success, and brings the two together, as friends.
In 2008, producer Brian Grazer hired Wes Anderson to write the script for an English-language remake of My Best Friend; Anderson completed a draft for the script, with the film tentatively called The Rosenthaler Suite, in 2009.
- Film File Europe | Production profile
- Wes Anderson finds 'My Best Friend'
- Vanairsdale, S.T. (January 18, 2010). "Wes Anderson on Awards Season, Animation and Why He Hasn't Seen Avatar". Movieline.
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