My Best Friend


1h 34m 2007

Brief Synopsis

François is a middle-aged antique dealer. He has a stylish apartment and a fabulous life, but at a dinner with a group he considers his dearest acquaintances, he is blindsided by the revelation that none of them actually likes him. He's arrogant, self-centered and harsh, and they don't believe he kn

Film Details

Also Known As
Mon Meilleur Ami
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Alamode Film; Alfa Films; DeAPlaneta; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Films Australia Pty, Ltd.; Fidélité Films; IFC Films; Les Films Christal; Les Films Christal; Lucky Red; Lucky Red; Tf1 Films Productions; Wild Bunch; Wild Bunch
Distribution Company
IFC Films; 24 Bilder; Best Film; Filmladen Gmbh; Frenetic Films; IFC Films; IFC Films; Les Films De L'Elysee; Nonstop Entertainment (Nse); Studiocanal UK; Wild Bunch

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

François is a middle-aged antique dealer. He has a stylish apartment and a fabulous life, but at a dinner with a group he considers his dearest acquaintances, he is blindsided by the revelation that none of them actually likes him. He's arrogant, self-centered and harsh, and they don't believe he knows the meaning of friendship. His business partner Catherine makes him a bet: if he can produce his best friend, she will let him keep the massive Greek vase he acquired that afternoon on the company tab. If not, it's hers. Having accepted the wager, François naively tears through his address book, trying to shoehorn an increasingly unlikely series of contacts into the all-important role. Moving through Paris, he keeps encountering a trivia-spouting, big-hearted cabbie named Bruno. Bruno's chatty, lowbrow ways grate against François' designer temperament, but he covets the other man's easy way with people. He convinces Bruno to teach him how to make friends and sets about learning the "Three S" rule: being sociable, smiling and sincere--although, for him, they don't come easy. Ultimately, François' victory will depend on Bruno's naiveté in playing along, but what's the cost of cheating at friendship?

Film Details

Also Known As
Mon Meilleur Ami
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Alamode Film; Alfa Films; DeAPlaneta; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Films Australia Pty, Ltd.; Fidélité Films; IFC Films; Les Films Christal; Les Films Christal; Lucky Red; Lucky Red; Tf1 Films Productions; Wild Bunch; Wild Bunch
Distribution Company
IFC Films; 24 Bilder; Best Film; Filmladen Gmbh; Frenetic Films; IFC Films; IFC Films; Les Films De L'Elysee; Nonstop Entertainment (Nse); Studiocanal UK; Wild Bunch

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States July 13, 2007

Released in United States Summer July 13, 2007

Released in United States on Video October 16, 2007

Released in United States 2007

Shown at the Los Angeles Film Festival (International Showcase) June 21-July 1, 2007.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Spotlight) April 25-May 6, 2007.

Limited Release in United States July 13, 2007 (NY)

Released in United States Summer July 13, 2007

Released in United States on Video October 16, 2007

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at the Los Angeles Film Festival (International Showcase) June 21-July 1, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Spotlight) April 25-May 6, 2007.)