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Second Chance (2010)

La chance de ma vie (original title)
Ever since he can remember, Julien is bad luck to every woman he dates, with disastrous results. But just when he accepts he'll never find true love, he meets the beautiful, sexy Joanna. And much to her expense, he just can't help himself.


Nicolas Cuche
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginie Efira ... Johanna Sorini
François-Xavier Demaison ... Julien Monnier
Armelle Deutsch ... Sophie
Raphaël Personnaz ... Martin Dupont
Thomas Ngijol ... Vincent (as Thomas N'Gijol)
Brigitte Roüan Brigitte Roüan ... Lydie
Yves Jacques ... Maxime Dupont
Marie-Christine Adam Marie-Christine Adam ... Dominique, la mère de Julien
Elie Semoun ... Philippe Markus
Francis Perrin Francis Perrin ... François, le père de Julien
Frank Molinaro Frank Molinaro ... André (as Franck Molinaro)
Gérald Marti Gérald Marti ... M. Brochand
Jean-Louis Sbille ... M. Mexès
Catherine Claeys Catherine Claeys ... Mme Mexès
Elisa Tovati ... La mariée


Julien Monnier has a serious problem. Though he's a brilliant couples counselor, he can't keep a woman in his life for more than two weeks. Indeed, ever since his childhood, Julien jinxes every woman who falls in love with him. But it's not just any small jinx. It's the kind that sends you to the hospital several times a week, that destroys your professional life or that turns your friends into enemies. Julien is strictly speaking a true black cat for women. Joanna Sorini will soon learn this at her expense the day she meets him. A career that's just taking off, a love life that finally seems to be taking a good turn, all that may just change. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Ce mec est une catastrophe ou... (This guy is a disaster or...)


Comedy | Romance


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Did You Know?


While he admits that sometimes, superb unexpected things can happen during a shoot, Nicolas Cuche doesn't believe in improvisation as a rule, due to comedy being very rigorous. As such, he didn't leave much time out for it during filming. See more »


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Fresca, original, Divertida
14 August 2013 | by aargenisSee all my reviews

Excellent movie, in the life of a man that everything goes wrong with women, without seeking he found the balance. Very interesting love Plot, nice stories with unimaginable events; Those are very witty and very funny, I loved the fresh point of view, very European about the troubles, you can not miss this one. Enjoyable, You won't be able to stop laughing I promise. The characters are so charming and there is an interesting way to develop the story, you will be analyzing yourself about your relationships. I really love a movie that can do that... The movies that can go further 65 minutes, I hope you will find it interesting like I did.

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Release Date:

5 January 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La oportunidad de mi vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Hoeilaart, Belgium See more »


Box Office


EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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