My Best Friend (film)  

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My Best Friend (Mon Meilleur Ami) is a French film by Patrice Leconte starring Daniel Auteuil and Dany Boon. Wes Anderson is interested in writing and directing a remake.

Plot

François (Auteuil) is a middle-aged Parisian who thinks he has everything. But after telling a story at dinner about a funeral he attended where only a handful of people turned up, his colleagues suggest that no-one would go to his funeral; he may be materially rich, but he has no best friend. Everyone at the dinner table starts to antagonize him about having no friends and he says that he has a best friend. His associate Catherine decides to make a bet with him: in 10 days Francois has to show her his best friend.

The bet is made. François has ten days to produce his best friend, or in François's case, to find one. The stake: his antique vase. As François travels through Paris in a taxi, revisiting old acquaintances who all reject him, he meets a trivia-loving taxi driver, Bruno (Dany Boon). As the two spend an increasing amount of time together, a friendship slowly starts to form. However, François's desire to win the bet threatens to destroy the best friendship he has ever had.

Cast

Daniel Auteuil François Coste
Dany Boon Bruno Bouley
Julie Gayet Catherine
Julie Durand Louise Coste
Henri Garcin Étienne Delamotte
Jacques Mathou M. Bouley, Bruno's father
Marie Pillet Mme Bouley, Bruno's mother
Élisabeth Bourgine Julia
Jacques Spiesser Letellier
Patrice Leconte Director

Remake

Wes Anderson is interested in writing and directing a remake.



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