Den midaldrende, lidt livstrætte Victor, får sit liv vendt på hovedet den dag, Antoine, en succesrig iværksætter, tilbyder ham en unik form for underholdning. Antoines firma giver sine kunder mulighed for at dykke tilbage i en tidsperiode efter eget valg. Victor beslutter at genoplive den mest mindeværdige uge i sit liv, 40 år tidligere, da han mødte sit livs kærlighed. “Sweet, inventive Richard Curtis-style romantic-comedy crowdpleaser that deftly balances hearty laughs and heartwarming emotion.” Screendaily ”Perhaps the most unexpected delight was a wonderful French film. La Belle Époque, about a man (Daniel Auteuil) who gets to literally revisit his past, is as quick-witted a farce as I’ve seen on the big screen in ages. It’s the rare Gallic comedy with real potential for popularity abroad.” Hollywood Reporter “Fanny Ardant and Daniel Auteuil better than ever” – Le Figaro
Victor is portrayed by the winner of two César Awards for Best Actor, the living legend of the French cinema - Daniel Auteuil. He is a man in his 60s, bored by his long marriage to Marianne, portrayed by the iconic French actress and winner of a César Award for Best Actress - Fanny Ardant. The couple goes through a painful marriage crisis and there is no way out of it until Victor receives an unusual offer. Antoine, portrayed by Guillaume Canet, winner of a César Award for Best Director, is an entrepreneur who proposes to Victor to go back to a time of his choice. Antoine’s company helps people to ‘revisit’ certain moments of their past. They go to a stage where the company arranges for them historical re-enactments. Victor embraces this opportunity, hoping to revive his love to Marianne. He decides to take the pleasure of the moment when he first met his wife.