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Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

Summary: Paris shortly before World War I. Wealthy and self-satisfied, Jean Hervey is returning home from work, describing life with his wife of 10 years, Gabrielle; he values her as impassive and stolid. However, that day she's gone, leaving a letter that she's joining a man she loves. Jean is devastated, but within minutes she's returned, telling him that her resolve has failed. Over the next two days, he questions, demands, begs, and parries with her: why did she leave, why did she return, does she love him, did she ever love him, who is her lover, is she passionate with her lover? She's calm as alabaster, reserved. Is she in danger? When she makes an offer, how will he respond?
Runtime: 90 min
Production: Canal+
Genres: Drama, Romance
Countries: Germany, France, Italy
Language: French
Home Release Date: Dec 19, 2006
Director Credit
Patrice Chéreau Director
Writer Credit
Anne-Louise Trividic Written By
Joseph Conrad Novel "The Return"
Patrice Chéreau Written By
Cast Credit
Aude Léger Maid
Chantal Neuwirth Madeleine
Claudia Coli Yvonne
Clément Hervieu-Léger Guest
Isabelle Huppert Gabrielle Hervey
Jeanne Herry Maid
Louise Vincent Guest
Maï David Maid
Nicolas Moreau Guest
Pascal Greggory Jean Hervey
Raina Kabaivanska La Cantatrice
Rinaldo Rocco The Consul
Thierry Fortineau Guest
Thierry Hancisse The Editor-In-Chief
Xavier Lafitte Guest
Producer Credit
Ferdinanda Frangipane Co-Producer
Joseph Strub Executive Producer
Patrice Chéreau Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: