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L'homme qu'on aimait trop (2014)

R | | Crime, Drama | 8 May 2015 (USA)
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Agnès Le Roux, a young independent woman, returns to Nice in 1976 to have a new start in her life after a failed marriage. All while falling in love with an older lawyer.

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Françoise
Mauro Conte ...
Mario
Jean Corso ...
Fratoni
Hugo Sablic ...
Fils Agnelet adulte
Jean-Pierre Getti ...
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Pascal Mercier ...
Guérin
Tamara De Leener ...
Madeleine
Jean-Marie Tiercelin ...
Briault
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Laetitia Rosier ...
Annie
Noël Simsolo ...
Avocat Agnelet
Yani Redjala ...
Avocat Renée
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Nice, 1976. Agnès Le Roux, daughter of the owner of the Palais de la Méditerranée, falls in love with a beautiful lawyer ten years his senior Maurice Agnelet. It has other links, she loves to madness. Against a background of war casinos, he connects with Fratoni, sour competitor of his mother, who offers him three million francs to take control of the casino. Agnes accepts but resents his betrayal. Maurice away. After a suicide attempt, the young woman disappears ... Written by Official site

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Rated R for sexuality, nudity and some language. | See all certifications »

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€8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$61,960 (USA) (29 May 2015)

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$275,376 (USA) (21 June 2015)
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Concerto for Strings in G 'Alla Rustica', RV 151
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Stand by Moi
21 February 2017 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Prior to watching "L'Homme qu'on aimait trop" ("In the Name of My Daughter" in English), I had never heard of Agnès Le Roux. The movie identifies that it's based on the story but some things are changed. In addition to the basic plot, I interpreted the movie as an overall look at an unfortunate trend that came about in the 1970s: the eclipsing of local businesses by bigger ones. In most cases it was chain stores that drove out the small ones, but in this case a mafia guy seeks to buy the casino.

I wouldn't call the movie a masterpiece, but it does a good job showing the breakdown of the mother-daughter relationship after the daughter betrays the mother. It's a truly depressing story. I guess that the French version of "Stand by Me" functions as deliberate irony.

As expected, Catherine Deneuve carries the movie as the distraught mother. Adèle Haenel also turns in a good performance as the daughter. I recommend the movie. I suppose that, like the story of the West Memphis Three, this might be a case that never truly gets solved.


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