A View of Love

Synopsis: Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours later, Marc finally puts a name to her face. It's Cathy, the girl he was in love with growing up in Oran, Algeria, in the last days of the French colonial regime. Marc hurries to her hotel. They spend the night together. Then she's gone again. And Marc's mother tells him Cathy never left Algeria. She was killed with her father in a bombing just before independence...
Director(s): Nicole Garcia
Production: EuropaCorp. Distribution
95 min

Manouche, let's go!

I liked our old apartment better.

You little runt!

-I preferred it.

- Really?

No more pool then.

No, I like the pool.

You'll get used to it.

I'm scared l'll forget our old place.

Turn it up.

You've seen the cornice is crumbling?

I know.

Onlythe left wing is 19th century.

My brothers are keen to sell.

I'm not sure.

Not at all sure.

Yes, so you said.

They're penniless.

They were in the army.

I wish it was worth nothing,

then they wouldn't bother me.

Are you from Aix, Mr. Palestro?

Not by birth.

I moved here as a child.

If I sold up,

l'd feel l'm throwing it all away.

Not the house,

the past.

As if none of it had ever existed.

Why wait to sell up?

You want it to collapse?

I'll think it over.


They laugh at me in the office.

You call, I come running.

And still no contract.


Morning, Marc.

You saw the old lady again?

Didn't she change her mind?

She's talking to the competition.

She's a smart cookie.

Can you call Filippi?

He's not happy.

Filippi's a crook.

He's a nice guy.

A nice crook.


There you are.

Take a look at that.

They've agreed to the share transfer.

What's the score?

Next up Wilander?

Or Noah.

Foryour signature, Mr. Prat.

Come with me later.

I can't. l've got a lot on.

We'll grab a bite at Le Gondolier.

The buyer arrives at 3.

Robert, really, I can't.

I get dizzy on the freeway.

Okay, but no cigars.


I can sell this one fast.

Catch you up.

You're making all the sales.

She's interested.

This is her second visit.

You've settled in at Pennafort?

Is my daughter happy?

Sure. lt's big.

You'd better have more children.

Or buy a pool table.

You left stuff at Rue Vlane?

Where the hell is the damn woman?

Books and a few boxes l'll clear out.


Here she comes.


Go get her, will you?

I'm flagging a bit.

What's she called?

Mrs. Mandonato.

Mrs. Mandonato.

Do you need more time?

No, l've seen everything.

Does the property go beyond the path?

Ask my father-in-law.

He's overseeing the sale.

Excuse me!

I believe we're driving you back?

I think so.

Does the property go beyond the path?

It's all part of the estate...

From beyond those blue cypress trees

level with the young vines there.

The owner needs to sell fast.

Lovely man, a bit bohemian.

lt's an attractive property.

Superb location,

wonderfully situated.

A buyer from the UK

is keen to see it again.

You're staying at Hotel...

Hotel de l'Abbaye.

And the company you mentioned is...

A property management firm.

-You represent them?


You supervise the renovation?

For a house like that, yes.

I'll need to see the surveyor's report.

We have it for you at the office.

- Already?

- There was no traffic.

Who'll make me a coffee?

How's business in Nice?

Dead. No buyers.

I showed a Saudi round.

He didn't open his wallet.

So, how's my little Patricia?

She looks ravishing.

Last year's heartbreaks

left you slimmer.

You don't want to work for me?

No, she doesn't.

Hi, Sergio.

That house in Fontvieille last year,

how much was it?

Do you remember?

That's right.

She's not haggling. lt's looking good.

- How much did you say?

- 800.

It's almost all too easy.

You took my advice for the adverts?

- Too expensive.

-You rogue!

and nothing in Italy.

Why bring me in as a partner?

Poker tonight?

No, we have plans.


Wise man...

l'd have cleaned you out.

You okay?

Gave it my all at tennis.

And elsewhere.

Your friends from Perugia called.

We gotta keep after them.

Why didn't you call me in Nice?

I tried. You'd left.

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Jacques Fieschi

Jacques Fieschi (born 1948) is a French screenwriter. He has written for more than 30 films since 1985. He wrote and directed the film French California, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. more…

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