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Peut-être poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Cédric Klapisch
Produced by Aïssa Djambri
Farid Lahoussa
Manuel Munz
Written by Santiago Amigorena
Alexis Galmot
Cédric Klapisch
Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo
Romain Duris
Géraldine Pailhas
Julie Depardieu
Music by Loïc Dury
Mathieu Dury
Cinematography Philippe Le Sourd
Edited by Francine Sandberg
Distributed by Vertigo Productions
Release date
  • 10 November 1999 (1999-11-10) (France)
Running time
109 minutes
Language French
Budget $12.2 million
Box office $4.9 million[1]

Peut-être (Maybe; Perhaps) is a 1999 French science fiction comedy film.[2] Directed by Cédric Klapisch with a budget of 75 million franc, the film runs for 109 minutes.[3] It featured Romain Duris, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Géraldine Pailhas and Julie Depardieu. The film premiered at a Buck Rogers-themed New Year's Eve party.[4]


After having sex with his girlfriend Lucie (Pailhas) in a bathroom, Arthur (Duris) discovers that a ceiling panel is a time portal to the Paris in the future, although it appears more like a sun-baked desert city by that point. There he meets an old man named Ako (Belmondo) who turns out to be Arthur's son. Ako attempts to persuade Arthur to impregnate Lucie so that he can exist in this future.[4]



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  2. ^ Staff (2004). The Scarecrow Movie Guide. Seattle: Sasquatch Books. p. 322. ISBN 1-57061-415-6. 
  3. ^ Mazdon, Lucy (2001). France on film: reflections on popular French cinema. Film Studies. Wallflower Press. p. 95. ISBN 1-903364-08-6. 
  4. ^ a b Crow, Jonathan. "Peut-etre (1999)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 

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