Me Two (La personne aux deux personnes) (2008)

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Released 5-Aug-2009

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Comedy Main Menu Audio
Theatrical Trailer
Theatrical Trailer-Après vous... (2003)
Theatrical Trailer-Narco (2004)
Theatrical Trailer-La doublure (2006)
Theatrical Trailer-L'invité (2007)
Rating Rated M
Year Of Production 2008
Running Time 84:18
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By Nicolas Charlet
Bruno Lavaine
Nicolas & Bruno
Studio
Distributor

Madman Entertainment
Starring Daniel Auteuil
Alain Chabat
Marina Foïs
Bruno Vatin
Philippe Chaine
Louise Chabat
Hendrick Klinkert
Bastiaan Cornelisse
Christian Van Raaijen
Siewert Van Dijk
Rodolphe Blanchet
Randolph Toom
Mathilde Wambergue
Case Amaray-Transparent
RPI ? Music Nicolas Errèra


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None French Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 2.35:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English (Burned In) Smoking Yes
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits Yes

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Plot Synopsis

Two of France’s leading actors Daniel Auteuil and Alain Chabat, reunite in the comedy/fantasy La personne aux deux personnes (literally The Person Who is Two Persons).

Written and directed by newcomers ‘Nicolas and Bruno’ (Nicolas Charlet and Bruno Lavaine), the film centers on Gilles Gabriel (Alain Chabat) a washed-up 80s pop singer, whose career is on the verge of being revived, due to the recent airplay of his faded pop tunes.

However Gabriel’s excitement is short lived when Jean-Christian Ranu (Daniel Auteuil) a timid accountant, suddenly steps in front of Gabriel’s car and causes an accident.

In a moment of confusion Gabriel’s spirit rises from his unconscious body, and finds itself in Ranu’s body.

What follows is Ranu’s assorted attempts to exorcise Gabriel’s spirit from himself, but when Gabriel realises with the aid of Ranu’s body, he can still revive his career, the two decide to live with one another. The film also stars Marina Fois as Ranu’s uptight boss Muriel Perrach, who Ranu secretly loves.

While La personne aux deux personnes has some laughs, but there is no denying the plot is wafer thin. However the film remains well executed and Auteuil is admirable in the role of Ranu, a character who is terribly mundane and out of place. Chabat, who also produced the film, appears in the opening credits, as the aging pop star Gabriel but is then rendered a ‘voice’ in Ranu’s head.

La personne aux deux personnes, may disappoint some audiences, but nevertheless this is a solid film, particularly if you are a fan of either actor.

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Transfer Quality

Video

The original theatrical aspect ratio of La personne aux deux personnes is 2.35:1 16x9 enhanced widescreen. The DVD aspect ratio of the film is 1.78:1, 16x9 enhanced widescreen.

Below is a comparison between the Theatrical aspect ratio and the R4 DVD aspect ratio.

The transfer is presented on a Dual Layer DVD. The colour scheme of the film is white, grey and brown, reinforcing the humdrum nature of Ranu’s workplace.

There are no evident MPEG compression artefacts and the transfer remains sharp and defined.

The English subtitles for the French language film are ‘burnt’ onto the print in large white font.

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Audio

The only soundtrack available on this DVD is a French Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo soundtrack. Dialogue is clear and audible and there are no obvious errors apparent.

Music is a key aspect of the soundtrack as we hear Gabriel Gilles' assorted songs, which are performed by Chabat. The faux songs include ‘Flou de Toi’ and ‘Love & Compagnie’. Other popular songs which appear in the film are ‘Tropique’ by Muriel Dacq and ‘So Far Away from L.A.’ by Nicolas Peyrac.

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Extras

Main Menu Audio

The main menu is a still image of the cover art, accompanied by a section of ‘Love & Compagnie’.

Theatrical Trailer

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Following an anti-piracy warning the following trailers are accessible:

-Après vous... (2003)

-Narco (2004)

- The Valet (Doublure, La) (2006)

- The Dinner Guest (Invité, L') (2007)

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

The French Studio Canal R2 release includes the following: