Movies

Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

Happenstance (Le Battement d'ailes du papillon)

Rating:R (for a scene of nudity)
Genre:Drama, Comedy
Release Date:November 2, 2001
Running time:97 minutes
Cast:Faudel, Eric Feldman, Lysiane Meis, Eric Savin, Audrey Tautou
Director:Laurent Firode
Producer:Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Pascal Judelewicz
Writer:Laurent Firode
Distributor:Lot 47 Films

Description: A comedy which not only shows how a subtle twist of fate can affect the lives of total strangers, but also which tracks the lives of these seemingly unconnected individuals: a store clerk and her roommate, a barfly, an adulterer, and a few others--all of whom intersect over the course of one long Paris day. They interact with one another randomly, however, every characters' chance encounter bears a consequence that will later become significant, ultimately culminating in a complex pattern of narrow averted mishaps and barely grasped opportunities. And what finally emerges from the multiplicity of interactions is a deceptively simple love story.

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

highlights

Vote Now for the Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards
Voting is open now through May 3 for the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards — the only national book awards program where the winning author, illustrator, and books of the year are selected by young readers. Encourage your child to vote for his favorites today!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

10 Best E-Reading Apps for Kids
Whether your child likes reading fiction, non-fiction, magazines, or storybooks, these top-rated e-reading apps will help build her own personal library and encourage her love of reading.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Wondering what to do now that you've signed your child up for kindergarten? Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks