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In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to warmer climes. Marie usually is either angry or detached. Then, while Isa begins to visit the child in whose flat they live, going to hospital to read to her, Marie slowly falls for a rich youth. At first Marie keeps him at bay, then she not only pursues him, she begins to dream he is her life's love. When Isa tries to warn Marie, their friendship flounders. How will Marie handle the inevitable? And once they lose the flat, where will they go? Written by
This was one of the most moving, intimate, insightful movies I have seen in years. It is one that I have gone back to in my mind many, many times since.
I would recommend this movie to anyone and have in fact!
The final piece of music, the song "Rue des Cascade" by Claire Pichet is a fantastic piece of art. The music is emotional, gripping and flowing, I love it, but the ending with Claire's voice makes it all the more better, as her voice truly sounds like it came from the heavens!!
I think anyone who perhaps found it unenlightning, trite or dull the first time around would do themselves an injuistice to not go back to give it a second chance!
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