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La séparation (1994)

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One night at the cinema, Pierre reaches for out to take Anne's hand. She is annoyed and rebuffs him. He feels rejected. This moment begins the story of the disintegration of a couple... ... See full summary »

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Marie
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Claudine Challier ...
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One night at the cinema, Pierre reaches for out to take Anne's hand. She is annoyed and rebuffs him. He feels rejected. This moment begins the story of the disintegration of a couple... Pierre and Anne live in Paris with their two-year-old child Louis. After the night in the cinema it is clear that Anne is distracted and the small gulf between them seems to widen as time goes on. Lunches, evenings out with friends, there's obvoiusly something wrong. One night after a party, Anne tells Pierre that she is in love with another man. Although her confession is not surprising, Pierre's reaction is. He seems to accept it as a fact of life and refrains from asking the most burning questions. However, as Anne continues to see the other man, Pierre's feelings become more violent and it begins to dawn on them that some thing intangible has happened that can't be put right. Written by Anonymous

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$10,508 (USA) (2 October 1998)

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$57,953 (USA) (30 October 1998)
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The End of a Relationship
1 January 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Paris, Pierre (Daniel Auteuil) and Anne (Isabelle Huppert) have been living together for a couple of years and they have the eighteen months son Loulou (Louis Vincent), who stays with the nanny Laurence (Laurence Lerel) during the day while they work. Their best friends are the couple Victor (Jérôme Deschamps) and Claire (Karin Viard), who also is not married but live together.

Out of the blue, Pierre feels Anne estranged with him and sooner she discloses that she is in love with another man. Pierre seems to accept her affair but their relationship rapidly deteriorates, and Pierre becomes violent with her.

"La Séparation" is the most realistic film that I have ever seen about the end of a relationship, with the sequential phases of the separation process of a couple. I do not have self-experience but I have witnessed this type of process with friends of mine. Daniel Auteuil is perfect in the role of Pierre and the bitch Anne is tailored for the magnificent actress Isabelle Huppert.

The conclusion is unexpected, but sometimes it may happen when the couple has just divorced. I do not know what Anne could expect from Pierre after her betrayal and bad treatment, but if Pierre accepts to return to her, it will probably not last for a long period. In their first fight, they will split again and will not be friends anymore.

I had seen this film for the first time on 23 April 2000 and today I have just watched it again on VHS, and it has not aged and is still a great film. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Separação" ("The Separation")


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