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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)
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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 »

Goofs

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
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Baby It's Cold Outside
22 June 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Before the Winter Chill, a domestic drama from three-time writer / director Philippe Claudel (I've Loved You So Long), is immediately watchable for its leads, casting Daniel Auteuil and Kristin Scott Thomas as husband and wife in a story woven around their relationships with each other and those around them. The tale is reasonably diverting, and there is enough going on to keep the viewer engaged for the running time, but the material does not aim much higher than movie-of-the-week melodrama. This it does very well certainly, and Leïla Bekhti gives an affecting performance, but it's unlikely that you'll be raving about Avant l'hiver (the film's original title) to your friends and family. Enjoy 'Before the Winter Chill' for the central performances of Auteuil and Scott Thomas, then check out Guillaume Canet's 'Little White Lies' for some real Gallic fireworks.


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