- Summary: Frédéric, his wife Frédérique, and their entire clan are spending another summer in their family house deep in the verdant Provençale countryside. A solitary gay man, Hugo, has moved in next door. After a convivial dinner, Frédéric and Hugo stay up on the terrace until dawn, exchanging their radically different visions of love. Entirely unaware of their exchange, Frédérique nonetheless notices a distance opening up between her and her husband, and a powerful bond developing between Frédéric and Hugo--a bond that grows stronger daily. (Strand Releasing) … Expand
- Director: Zabou Breitman
- Genre(s): Drama
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JonathanM.Feb 7, 2008This movie caught me off guard. Reviews had made me curious, but not excited. Possibly because of diminished expectations, I found it to be one of the most moving (and exciting) films I have seen in some time. It is also one of the most beautiful. My first reaction when it ended was that it was an excellent example of "sadder but wiser." On reflection, I think I would amend that to "sadder and wiser." I don't quite understand the critical antipathy. Like much of Kubrick, it will be reevaluated over time.… Expand
JaredM.Sep 27, 2007A bit self-conscious and perhaps pretentious, but insightful and, at times, heartbreakingly beautiful meditation on fear, regret and desire.
Aug 14, 2011Utterly incoherent narrative (director problem). Implausible relations between characters (writer problem). Unbelievable (as in NOT believable) depiction of characters (actor problem). As a film, this film has nothing going for it. As a slideshow, it has some damned beautiful images. Skip it.… Expand