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A Few Hours of Spring (2012)

Quelques heures de printemps (original title)
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Alain Evrard, a trucker who has just finished serving a prison sentence, is forced to temporarily move back to his mother's house. This forced co-habitation causes all the violence of their... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Vincent Lindon ... Alain Évrard
Hélène Vincent ... Yvette Évrard
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Clémence
Olivier Perrier ... Monsieur Lalouette
Sylvie Jobert Sylvie Jobert ... L'employée de Pôle Emploi
Ludovic Berthillot Ludovic Berthillot ... Bruno
Silvia Kahn Silvia Kahn ... Le docteur Mathieu - la cancérologue
Jean-Luc Borgeat Jean-Luc Borgeat ... Le responsable de l'association Mourir dans la Dignité
Véronique Montel Véronique Montel ... Madame Godard, l'accompagnante de l'association Mourir dans la Dignité
Abdoulaye Dramé Abdoulaye Dramé ... Un agent du centre de tri de déchets recyclables
Axel Beasse Axel Beasse ... L'opérateur de radiothérapie
Alice Bonacossa Alice Bonacossa ... Le bébé de Bruno
Julie Bonacossa Julie Bonacossa ... Le bébé de Bruno
Véronique Leclair Véronique Leclair ... L'opératrice du scanner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Callie Callie ... Callie - la chienne d'Yvette
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Alain Evrard, a trucker who has just finished serving a prison sentence, is forced to temporarily move back to his mother's house. This forced co-habitation causes all the violence of their past relationship to re-emerge. One day, Alain accidentally discovers Yvette, his mother, by a brain tumor and that she has decided to shorten her suffering by resorting to assisted suicide in Switzerland... Written by Guy Bellinger

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France

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French

Release Date:

19 September 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Uma Primavera com Minha Mãe See more »

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Haute-Saône, France See more »

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$1,321,681
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1.85 : 1
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29 October 2013 | by christophe92300See all my reviews

Stéphane Brizé didn't fall into the melodramatic trap which always needs to be highlighted especially when dealing with such sensitive subjects as euthanasia and the end of life.

The performances of Hélène Vincent and the ageless Vincent Lindon are absolutely accurate and truthful, and if the two are very good, it's clear that the introverted, very sober, almost silent role of the latter didn't allow him to fully express his potential.

Moreover, and even if it's poignant, this is a "spectator" movie that won't please everybody. There is not much of a plot, it's pretty slow, everything is in the details and suggestions, and it even sometimes resembles a documentary because it adopts a strong observant posture, and this passivity is probably what serves the film badly and will leave a part of the viewers on the side of the road.


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