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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Marie-Sophie L., Francis Huster, Fabrice Luchini
Viva la vie (1984)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The movie starts with an interview with director Claude Lelouch. He pleads viewers not to disclose the plot of the movie after leaving the projection room. Even the movie's trailer shows ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Michel Piccoli, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Drama | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A successful entrepreneur in his fifties will decide to abandon his loved ones and the empire he has built, just to find the liberty he has been seeking, not knowing that the itinerary of one's life often changes in the funniest of ways.

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Richard Anconina, Lio
Bolero (1981)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Trough fabulous Music this movie tracks three generations of musicians and dancers from Russia, Germany, France and the USA, from before World War II through the war and the Holocaust, to ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Robert Hossein, Nicole Garcia, Geraldine Chaplin
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow/widower. Each is slow ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Anouk Aimée, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pierre Barouh
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

How can moon and time affect human mood and fate? In the manner of a Greek tragedy , this movie shows how the chaos of life ineluctably propels its characters towards violence and alienation.

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Patrick Chesnais, Annie Girardot
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two misfits meet at a dating agency and breakthrough in the social world in ways they never imagined.

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Charles Denner, Jacques Villeret, Jean-Claude Brialy
The Crook (1970)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Story about an incurable thief, his success and his failures.

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Danièle Delorme, Charles Gérard
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jean-Louis and Anne have had their fling and separated. Now 20 years have passed. He is still dating various women. She is now a big time director whose most recent film was a very ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Anouk Aimée, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Richard Berry
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The movie follows the lives of a woman and a man starting from several generations earlier. The story spans a whole century and several continents.

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Marthe Keller, André Dussollier, Charles Denner
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jesus is a French gypsy who might have become a bull fighter had he not been framed on a drug charge and sent to prison. Odona is a con artist pursued and protected by a Paris policeman. ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Béatrice Dalle, Vincent Lindon
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions. Among their hostages are singer Johnny Hallyday and an ambassador in ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Lino Ventura, Jacques Brel, Charles Denner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Hélène Rivière
...
Roland Rivière
...
Sarah Lerner
Erik Berchot ...
Salomon Lerner
...
Simon Lerner
Evelyne Bouix ...
Salomé Lerner
...
Vincent Rivière
Charles Gérard ...
Tenardon
...
Le curé
Monique Lange ...
Salomé en 1985
Marie-Sophie L. ...
Angéla (as Marie-Sophie Pochat)
Ginette Garcin ...
La domestique du curé
Isabelle Sadoyan ...
Anna, la gouvernante des Rivière
Bernard Pivot ...
Himself / En personne
Henri Amouroux ...
Himself / En personne
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

train | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 March 1985 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Going and Coming Back  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Magician of French cinema Mr. Claude Lelouch makes a great film about music and its soothing effects on people haunted by a sad past !!!!
14 June 2010 | by (France) – 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.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?