Enormously charming and affecting 'Not Here To Be Loved' tells the story of world weary Jean-Claude (Patrick Chesnais) who tired of his thankless job as a bailiff decides on a whim to shake himself out of his rut by enrolling for tango lessons. There he meets Franoise (Anne Consigny) who is learning to dance in preparation for her impending wedding. Recognising in each other a mutual longing for something more from life Jean-Claude and Franoise put aside their natural reserve and a tentative friendship develops that may just turn their lives upside down. Played... with great depth and subtlety by Chesnais and Consigny Stephane Briz's film is a tender and beautifully observed study of two people who have never quite learned to love or be loved. [show more]
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French love story about two people who meet while taking tango lessons. World-weary Jean-Claude (Patrick Chesnais) decides to take tango lessons as a way of shaking himself out of his mid-life rut. At the classes he meets Francoise (Anne Consigny), who is learning to dance for her impending wedding. Recognising in each other a mutual longing for something more from life, Jean-Claude and Francoise put aside their natural reserve and a tentative friendship develops that may just turn their lives upside down.