A dream-like interior journey of a woman in suburban Lyon
Agnes Jaoui is one of the best actresses ever in French cinema. Here she starts as a bourgeois suburban wife near Lyon, who suddenly discovers her husband is cheating on her. She leaves him and starts a new life, discovering the night life of Lyon, meeting people, drinking, and progressively abandoning all her former values and boundaries, carrying her children along, neglecting her work.
The movie has really the structure of a dream in which the main character plunges relentlessly into a slight madness, till she finds the bottom and reconstructs her personality, she becomes strong.
This film shows Lyon and its different lifestyles as seldom seen. All the actors are excellent. A deep sadness emanates from it, but it is a very noteworthy movie, breaking from the worn out social movies or young Parisians movies that abound in French cinema.
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