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Mal de pierres (2016)

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In 1950s France, Gabrielle is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André.

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José Rabascal (as Àlex Brendemühl)
Brigitte Roüan ...
Adèle - la mère de Gabrielle
Victoire Du Bois ...
Jeannine - la soeur de Gabrielle
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Agostine
Daniel Para ...
Martin - le père de Gabrielle et de Jeannine
Jihwan Kim ...
Blaise - l'ordonnance
Victor Quilichini ...
Marc Rabascal à 14 ans
Ange Black-Bereyziat ...
Marc Rabascal à 7 ans
Sören Rochefort ...
Georget
Camilo Acosta Mendoza ...
Camilo
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Paco
Julio Bollullo Carasco ...
Julio
Folco Jullien ...
Un garçon à la fête
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Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) comes from a small village in the South of France, at a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents marry her to José (Alex Brendemühl), an honest and loving Spanish farm worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her. Despite José's devotion to her, Gabrielle vows that she will never love José and lives like a prisoner bound by the constraints of conventional post-World War II society until the day she is sent away to a cure in the Alps to heal her kidney stones. There she meets André Sauvage (Louis Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War, who rekindles the passion buried inside her. She promises they will run away together, and André seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams? Written by Polly_Kat

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Sometimes Love is the Only Thing That's Real

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some strong sexuality and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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28 July 2017 (USA)  »

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Un momento de amor  »

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€10,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,473, 30 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,757, 20 August 2017
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Adaptation of sardinian (Sardinia - Italy) author Milena Agus's best-selling novel "Mal di Pietre" ("From the Land of the Moon" in US/UK/Canada and "The House in Via Manno" in Australia.) See more »

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When Gabrielle is in front of her mirror before being asked to go the doctor in the clinic, you can see a modern light switch as well as well as a grounded power outlet on the right. See more »

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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Dolph Lundgren (2016) See more »

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Barcarole de juin (Barcarolle in June)
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Interpreted by Xavier Teulier
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Compelling Emotional Turbulence
5 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Marion Cotillard is arresting as a selfish, neurotic young woman who carries her self-imposed burdens into adulthood before an epiphany years later awakes her to the realities of love and life. Cotillard's "Gabrielle" when younger, reveals a selfish, emotionally disturbed young lady believing she has an entitlement to a passionate erotic love life with partners out of her reach. Such leads to her parents' drastic counter-productive remedy of an arranged marriage. I've not read the novel and am unsure if Gabby's physical malady which send her to a sanatorium suggests a cause of her problems or is simply a plot devise. Regardless, the dialog, acting, pacing and photography in this film are first rate! If I had to find fault I'd suggest adding some "clues" and/or nuance to the "mystery" that leads us to the solution But don't miss this fine French film!


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