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Hélène Rivière
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Roland Rivière
Françoise Fabian ...
Sarah Lerner
Erik Berchot ...
Salomon Lerner
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Simon Lerner
Evelyne Bouix ...
Salomé Lerner
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Vincent Rivière
Charles Gérard ...
Tenardon
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Monique Lange ...
Salomé en 1985
Marie-Sophie L. ...
Angéla (as Marie-Sophie Pochat)
Ginette Garcin ...
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Isabelle Sadoyan ...
Anna, la gouvernante des Rivière
Bernard Pivot ...
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Henri Amouroux ...
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Salomé Lerner just finished writing an autobiograpy. She goes to a TV show called "Apostrophes", hosted by French TV showman Bernard Pivot. Pivot then imagines a film that could be created from her gripping story. A film entirely made of music because after seeing the young pianist Erik Berchot, Salomé believes seeing her long lost brother, who was a musician as well. A brother she had lost along with her parents in 1943. However, the Lerners did in fact escape the gestapo and might have based themselves in Paris... Written by <hitchcock1@videotron.ca>

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Magician of French cinema Mr. Claude Lelouch has made a great film about music and its soothing effects on people haunted by a sad past !!!!
7 August 2014 | by (FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world) – See all my reviews

French film "Partir/Revenir" would always be remembered for its musical score.This film's solid foundation has been built around a mesmerizing musical score composed by great Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff and Michel Legrand.Those who know about French director Claude Lelouch and his "large than life" films would surely be aware of the fact that Mr.Lelouch had directed all kinds of major stars of French cinema.This phenomenon is quite visible in this film as there is something unique about unparalleled Lelouchian method of handling actors.This is one reason why players like Annie Girardot,Jean Louis Trintignant,Marie France Pisier, Michel Piccoli and Richard Anconina who are veritable stars of French cinema remain true actors when they are in a Claude Lelouch film.While making "Partir/Revenir",Claude Lelouch has ensured that there should not be any hint of an impending sensationalism and suffering.This narrative device functions well in this film as it has neither tears nor trauma with which audiences generally tend to associate Holocaust/Nazi themed films.The true beauty of this film lies in its many scenes of joyful madness.PS : Film critic Lalit Rao would like to thank a good friend Mr.Philippe Pham for having gifted a DVD of this film for detailed analysis.


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