The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

Synopsis: Five key days in a family's life.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Rémi Bezançon
Production: Mandarin Films
  4 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

- Who set Albert's place?

- He's coming?

I have something to say.

Today, I lost a child.

You're all going to leave one day,

and I'll end up

alone in this house,

bored out of my mind.

So I've decided to study again

and enroll in college.

What in?

In college!

You've lost a child,

but your son's not dead.

Yeah, plus we're still here.

Yes, but you're different, you see?

Uh... No.

Can I have his room?

No way! I'm having it!

Stop right there.

I'm having it. For my office.

A taxi driver needs an office?

For my albums.

A wall of vinyl.

You're all monstrous!

Our family's breaking up.

Don't you care?

It's a breath of air.

Your son will be back!

He'll bring his laundry every Sunday.

And he'll soon miss your cooking.

His chair won't be empty for long.

I bet my dessert

he'll be back tonight.

Not so loud, please!

Can you turn the music down?

I've done it!

What is this?

I need some peace!


Why did a man like you

take this job?

I don't understand.


I don't know myself.

I knew a fella in El Paso.

Stripped and jumped on a cactus.

"I asked him that, too. Why?"


"He said it seemed to be

a good idea at the time."

"Oh, hell...

"if that's what's holding things up,

I'll drive it."

He gets onto a hearse,

and Steve McQueen comes to help.

"Never rode shotgun

on a hearse before."

What's going on?

Go to bed.

I stay or I scream.

OK, come here.

- Go on.

- Where was I?

They're about to bury the Indian.

OK, right.

"Nearly there."

"Fine, but let's not stay there."

- "Chris?"

- "Yes, Harry."

There was something else, right?

"You had it pegged."

"I knew it.

What was it?"


"Sacks of it."

"Sounds beautiful."

Good evening.

I wanted to apologize.

I was a bit upset.

It's silly wasting energy like that

when we plunder nature to make it.

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Rémi Bezançon

Remi Bezançon (born 25 March 1971) is a French director and screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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