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A Good Year (2006)

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Comedy, Drama, Romance |

A Good Year is a romantic comedy film directed and produced by Ridley Scott. The film stars Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Didier Bourdon, Abbie Cornish, Tom Hollander, Freddie Highmore and Albert Finney. The film is loosely based on the 2004 novel of the same name by British author Peter Mayle. The film was theatrically released in the United Kingdom on 27 October 2006 and in the United States on 10 November 2006 by 20th Century Fox.

The film grossed over $42.1 million against its $35 million budget. The film received nominations for the Critics Choice Award for Best Young Actor and the Satellite Award for Best Cinematography. A Good Year was released on DVD on 27 February 2007 by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Young Max Skinner, whose parents have died in an accident, spends his childhood summer holidays learning to appreciate the finer things in life at his Uncle Henry’s vineyard estate in Provence in southeastern France. 25 years later, Max is a successful but arrogant workaholic trader in London with a cheeky-chappy persona.

Following his uncle’s death, Max is the sole beneficiary of the French property. He travels to Provence to prepare a quick sale. Shortly after arriving, by driving while fumbling with a cell phone, he unknowingly causes a local café owner, Fanny Chenal, to crash her bicycle. Subsequently, he discovers that his latest City financial stunt has caused real trouble for the owners of the trading company he works for, and the CEO orders him to return to London as soon as possible.

Director: Ridley Scott

Writers: Marc Klein (screenplay), Peter Mayle (novel)

Stars: Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Didier Bourdon, Abbie Cornish, Tom Hollander, Freddie Highmore, Albert Finney

Cast:

Freddie HighmoreYoung Max
Albert FinneyUncle Henry
Russell CroweMax Skinner
Rafe SpallKenny
Archie PanjabiGemma
Richard CoyleAmis
Ben RightonTrader #1
Patrick KennedyTrader #2
Ali Rhodes20-Something Beauty
Daniel MaysBert the Doorman
Nila AaliaNewscaster #1
Stephen HudsonNewscaster #2
Giannina FacioMaitre D’
Tom HollanderCharlie Willis
Lionel BriandRental Car Employee
Maria PapasGemma’s Friend
Didier BourdonFrancis Duflot
Isabelle CandelierLudivine Duflot
Kenneth CranhamSir Nigel
Marion CotillardFanny Chenal
Igor PanichRussian Couple #1
Oleg SosnovikovRussian Couple #2
Magali WochSecretary
Valeria Bruni TedeschiNathalie Auzet
Jacques HerlinPapa Duflot
Abbie CornishChristie Roberts
Catriona MacCollEnglish Couple #1
Patrick PayetEnglish Couple #2
Félicité Du JeuHostess
Mitchell MullenAmerican Customer #1
Judy DickersonAmerican Customer #2 (as Judi Dickerson)
Gilles Gaston-DreyfusOenologue
Philippe MéryChateau Buyer
Dominique LaurentChateau Buyer
Stewart WrightBroker #1
Tom StuartBroker #2
Catherine VinatierFanny’s Mother
Marine CastoYoung Fanny
Gregg ChillinHip Hopper #1
Toney TutiniHip Hopper #2
Philippe Bergeron(voice)
Edita Brychta(voice)
Hélène Cardona(voice)
Jean-Louis Darville(voice)
Neil Dickson(voice)
Jean Gilpin(voice)
Nicholas Guest(voice)
Patrick Hillan(voice)
Frank Isles(voice)
Peter Lavin(voice)
Caitlin McKenna(voice) (as Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson)
Paula J. Newman(voice) (as Paula Jane Newman)
Moira Quirk(voice)
Valerie Milenka Repnau(voice) (as Valeria Milenka Repnau)
Darren Richardson(voice)
Jean-Michel Richaud(voice)
Samantha Robson(voice) (as Samantha Jane Robson)
Ian Ruskin(voice)
Linda Sans(voice)
Bruno Stephane(voice)
Karen Strassman(voice)
Jean-Paul Vignon(voice)
Craig Robert YoungTrevor
Austin SpanglerFriend at bar (uncredited)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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