Bird People

Synopsis: In an airport hotel on the outskirts of Paris, a Silicon Valley engineer abruptly chucks his job, breaks things off with his wife, and holes up in his room. Soon, fate draws him and a young French maid together.
Director(s): Pascale Ferran
Production: IFC Films
  6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
127 min

does it affect the whole plan?

Yes. An additional module,

however small, modifies the plans.

How long do you need?

Once it's approved, around 10 days.

And you, Mr. Bayoud?

I need the technical plans

to do the schedule...

"without the technical plans,

I can't draw out

the specifications.

We'll have to stop...

8 to 10 weeks

before computing can be installed.

Then it depends on how fast

Mr. Newman can work.

It depends on Mr. Newman.

I'm heading out there

tomorrow to work

With Mr. Bayoud's team.

But this obviously means more

Work to do in less time.

I'll need to get two additional

Programmers on it,

which comes at a cost.


But can you finish

by 31st of December?

That's my concern.

If our additional fees

are less than the late fees,

I'm sure we'll reach

an agreement.


The only thing I'm worried about

Is spending Christmas in Dubai.


Dad, I'm on the bus.

Can you call back in 5 minutes?


I can't hear you.

I saw Thomas' mum the other day.

Heard from him?


We're not at the same university.

It's over anyhow, it's all history.

Met someone else?



Don't talk about that.

Why not?

I don't know... it's private.

Surely I can ask if you're OK.

You're not too lonely?

No, the campus is full of students.

How's the job at the hotel?


where were you today?

I was at university all day.


I didn't hear that.

The good thing with the hotel

is you get to use your English.

Who with?

The guests.

You chat to maids in a hotel?

Now and then.

Why are you so aggressive?

I'm not aggressive,

but you're being absurd!

Everything OK, sir?

I'm fine.

A cigarette?


Yes. Thank you.

If you need anything,

medication or whatever...

I'm right here.

Thank you.

I don't know what's happening.

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