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Summary: Jean-Luc is an established gerontologist who can do no wrong; he runs a private clinic specialising in anti-ageing treatments. Honoured for his work in this field, he throws a garden party at his home. It is during this social event that his father suddenly reappears, back after a long exile. A physician, he had left decades earlier without any apparent reason to practice in Africa. He moves into his son's home for several days, phlegmatically observing everything with an enigmatic smile. He peruses Jean-Luc's life and environment with cruel objectivity. The arrival of this interloper father, who everyone thought had disappeared for good, shatters the family microcosm: Jean-Luc doesn't know how to take him, as if the memory - or the resentment - was nothing but lost time; his wife becomes fond of this highly unconventional man; after first refusing to deal with him, Jean-Luc's younger brother strikes up a modest bond with him.
Runtime: 98 min
Production: France 2 Cinéma
Genres: Drama, Thriller
Countries: Spain, France
Language: French
Home Release Date: Jul 27, 2004
Director Credit
Anne Fontaine Director
Writer Credit
Anne Fontaine Writer
Jacques Fieschi Writer
Cast Credit
Amira Casar Myriem
Charles Berling Jean-Luc
Claude Koener The Official
Etienne Louvet Myriem's Son
Hubert Koundé Jean-Toussaint
Jean-Christophe Lemberton Cyril
Karole Rocher Laetitia
Manoëlle Gaillard Isa's Mother
Marie Micla The Prostitute
Michel Bouquet Maurice
Natacha Régnier Isa
Nicole Evans The Female Patient
Philippe Lehembre Homeless Guy/Elderly Patient
Pierre Londiche Isa's Father
Stéphane Guillon Patrick
Producer Credit
Philippe Carcassonne Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: