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L'avenir (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama | 6 April 2016 (France)
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A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.

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André Marcon ...
Heinz
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Yvette Lavastre
Sarah Le Picard ...
Chloé
Solal Forte ...
Johann
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Elsa
Lionel Dray ...
Hugo (as Lionel Dray-Rabotnik)
Grégoire Montana ...
Simon (élève lycée) (as Grégoire Montana-Haroche)
Lina Benzerti ...
Antonia
Guy-Patrick Sainderichin ...
L'éditeur
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Daniel
Rachel Arditi ...
Amélie
Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet ...
La chef de rayon aux Editions Cartet
Larissa Guist ...
Ruth
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Storyline

Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie's husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.

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Rated PG-13 for brief language and drug use | See all certifications »

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6 April 2016 (France)  »

Also Known As:

El porvenir  »

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Budget:

$2,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,090 (USA) (2 December 2016)

Gross:

$282,382 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Trivia

As Mia Hansen-Løve was basing the film on her mother's life she asked her mother to approve the script before she began filming. The one thing her mother had her change was the name of the cat. In the original script it was called Desdemona, after the cat it was based on, but her mother had her change it to Pandora to respect the cat's privacy. See more »

Goofs

Nathalie is shown walking through the mud flats exposed along the beach at low tide. As she walks, she is clearly following footprints. Since the mud was previously underwater, the footprints must be from a previous take of Isabelle Huppert walking along the same path. See more »

Quotes

Nathalie Chazeaux: All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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Soundtracks

Unchained Melody
Music by Alex North (uncredited) and lyrics by Hy Zaret (uncredited)
Performed by The Fleetwoods
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...wonderful, unequaled, and timeless
25 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Young actors today would do well to watch carefully and learn from this amazing woman. She's been doing it for such a long time, and for each work she is a part of is that much more memorable for what seems like such very subtle reasons. She is just spectacularly comfortable in the life of all the characters she portrays. She is unquestionably one of the finest actors to grace the screen of any age... with an unlimited, timeless grace commanding any story-line she chooses. This is a very emblematic film for her, and it is oh so hard to imagine another actor that would be able to substitute in the part to give it the complexity and depth she is able to impart. It is what makes her so special, and why with every new contact I become more infatuated with her unmatched talent. She's wonderful, unequaled, and timeless.


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