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Partir (2009)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 12 August 2009 (France)
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Suzanne is a well married mother, but her bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist by building an office in their backyard. Then Suzanne falls in love with the man hired to build the office.

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Cast

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Suzanne
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Ivan
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Samuel
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Rémi
Aladin Reibel ...
Dubreuil
Alexandre Vidal ...
David
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Marion
Berta Esquirol ...
Berta
Gérard Lartigau ...
Lagache
Geneviève Casile ...
La mère de Samuel
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Le père de Samuel
Michèle Ernou ...
Mme Aubouy
Jonathan Cohen ...
Le banquier
Hélène Babu ...
Dorothée
Sali Cervià ...
La fille de la station-service
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Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. When Suzanne and the man hired to do the building meet, the mutual attraction is sudden and violent. Suzanne decides to give up everything and live this all engulfing passion to the fullest. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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12 August 2009 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Leaving  »

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Budget:

$7,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£35,532 (UK) (11 July 2010)

Gross:

$174,694 (USA) (19 December 2010)
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Sans-Souci
Composed and conducted by Georges Delerue
Extrait de la bande originale du film réalisé par Jacques Rouffio "La passante du Sans-Souci (1982)"
(p) & © 1982 Editions Hortensia / EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING FRANCE S.A.
Avec l'autorisation de EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING FRANCE S.A.
Tous droits réservés
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All in the breath
19 January 2013 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

Kristen Scott Thomas is excellent in 'Leaving', a traumatic but excellent film about the break up of a relationship. Much is acutely observed here: the casually indifferent husband who becomes a monster when crossed; the affair, depicted without moral judgement, that attains unexpected emotional significance because of the previously hidden fault-lines it exposes; the sex scenes, unusually effective, in which much is conveyed through the pattern of breath. Plus there's a luscious (but sensitive) soundtrack, and Scott Thomas's brilliant performance as a woman gradually losing her grip on first happiness, and then sanity. The ending is subtly different to the one first suggested: that it is a happier one is unclear in a dark tale.


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