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Avant l'hiver (2013)

Lucie presumes that her husband Paul - an older neurosurgeon - has an affair. Indeed, Paul behaves strange lately, but the truth behind it is dark and complicated.

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Paul
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Lucie
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Lou
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Gérard
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Caroline
Jérôme Varanfrain ...
Victor
Anne Metzler ...
Zoé Gassard
Laure Killing ...
Mathilde
Laurent Claret ...
Denis - le directeur de la clinique
Annette Schlechter ...
Madame Malek
Jean-François Wolff ...
Le commandant Xavier Garin
Joël Delsaut ...
Le capitaine Thierry Weiler
Jacqueline Ghaye ...
Juliette
Pascale Noe Adam ...
Anouk (as Pascale Noé Adam)
Lucie Debay ...
Amie de Lou
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Lucie presumes that her husband Paul - an older neurosurgeon - has an affair. Indeed, Paul behaves strange lately, but the truth behind it is dark and complicated.

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27 November 2013 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Antes del frío invierno  »

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French visa # 134191. See more »

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When Paul tries to forces its way in Gérard's computer, we see him trying/guessing a few passwords, the last of which we can actually read on screen; Windows would not display actual password characters, only "*****" See more »

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Roses of Picardy
Composed by Haydn Wood
(1916)
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20 September 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Altman's The Player had a similar idea: the hero receives messages from a man he believes has a grudge against him, then starts to investigate... The doctor in this film receives flowers every day, and comes to believe that they come from a woman who, he thinks, harbors some grievance. Soon he starts to slump in surgery, his supervisor orders him to take time off, and he finds he has no appetite for anything. I admired Daniel Auteuil's performance very much; he has put on some weight and his eyes have that distant look that means he can't focus on the essential things. His wife, his son and daughter-in-law have needs and he is oblivious to all of it.

Kristin Scott Thomas gives one of her finest performances; she is both suspicious that Paul is cheating and sure that he isn't (not really a paradox). Her eyes are wonderfully expressive. Leila Bekhti didn't really fit in with the story: I didn't get a feeling of menace from her. Richard Berry as the man who never tires of carrying a torch is excellent.


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