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France, French | English | Italian, 90 mins

  • Director: François Ozon
  • Writer: François Ozon; Emmanuèle Bernheim
  • Producer: Olivier Delbosc; Philippe Dugay

CGiii Comment

Divorce in reverse - and, it's not all that it seems.

A character study that manages to shift sympathies - clever to say the least.

The performances are understated intensity - it's not comfortable viewing...but, it is rather hypnotic...and very clever.


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The(ir) Blurb...

The end and beginning of the love of the French couple Marion and Gilles is disclosed backwards through five moments in their lives: 1st moment: They divorce and have one last brutal intercourse without love. 2nd moment: With their relationship shaken, they have a dinner party with Gilles's gay brother Christophe and his younger mate, when an infidelity is disclosed at the dinner table. 3rd moment: The troubled pregnancy of Marion and the delivery of their premature son Nicolas, with the total absence of Gilles. 4th moment: Their wedding, when Marion commits adultery with an unknown guest of the hotel. 5th moment: When they meet each other in an Italian resort and begin their relationship.

Cast & Characters

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi as Marion;
Stephane Freiss as Gilles;
Francoise Fabian as Monique;
Michael Lonsdale as Bernard;
Geraldine Pailhas as Valerie;
Antoine Chappey as Christophe;
Marc Ruchmann as Mathieu;
Jason Tavassoli as L'Americain;
Jean-Pol Brissart as Le Juge;
Eliane Kherris as L'avocate;
Yannis Belkacem as Nicolas;
Sylvie Debrun as L'echographiste;
Jean Neisser as Le Maire;
Ninon Bretecher as Sophie;
Marie-Madeleine Fouquet as La mere de Gilles

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