Synopsis by Nathan Southern
An addition to the subgenre of neo-screwball comedies, à la Seems Like Old Times and Illegally Yours, Antoine de Caunes' French-language farce Twice Upon a Time (aka Désaccord Parfait) observes the long-delayed reunion between two former lovers. Alice (Charlotte Rampling) is a British stage actress, Louis (Jean Rochefort), a Gallic film director of cult movies. The two broke up in the late '70s, but now they experience a sudden and startling rekindling amid witty verbal duels. Throughout, the director takes satirical potshots at everything from Canadians to French cinema to gay Englishmen.