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Under the Sand (2000)
"Sous le sable" (original title)

 -  Drama | Mystery  -  4 May 2001 (USA)
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When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marie Drillon
Bruno Cremer ...
Jean Drillon
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Vincent
Alexandra Stewart ...
Amanda
Pierre Vernier ...
Gérard
Andrée Tainsy ...
Suzanne
Maya Gaugler ...
German woman
Damien Abbou ...
Chief lifeguard
David Portugais ...
Young lifeguard
Pierre Soubestre ...
Policeman
Agathe Teyssier ...
In charge of luxury store
Laurence Martin ...
Apartment seller
Jean-François Lapalus ...
Paris doctor
Laurence Mercier ...
Paris doctor's secretary
Fabienne Luchetti ...
Pharmacist
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Marie, a professor of English literature in a Paris university, has been happily married to Jean for 25 years, although they have no children. During their summer vacations in the southwest of France, Jean leaves Marie sunbathing on the beach and goes to swim in the sea. When Marie turns back, she cannot find Jean. Has he left her? commited suicide? drowned? With no clue and no body to mourn over, Marie acts as her husband was still alive. Written by Loic Henry-Greard

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Can love vanish without a trace?

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Under the Sand  »

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Opening Weekend:

$32,657 (USA) (4 May 2001)

Gross:

$1,450,106 (USA) (8 March 2002)
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Marie Drillon: I am his wife, and I'm telling you, this is *not* him!
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By Beth Gibbons (as B. Gibbons) - Geoff Barrow (as G. Barrow)
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(p) 1997 Universal - Go Beat
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Universal Music Projets Sepéciaux
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An honest but uneasy depiction of a woman's yearning for her dead husband.
29 April 2001 | by (Antwerp, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Many film fans run screaming for the door when confronted with French film drama. It is true: a lot of them tend to be over-talkative and self indulgent. François Ozon's Sous le sable is a worthy exception. Carried almost entirely by Charlotte Rampling, this story of a woman unable to face the loss of her husband marks the return to form of a great actress. Through her sensitive handling of her character one tends to forget the effort that must have gone into depicting an intelligent woman slowly going to pieces. Ozon managed to capture the special sensuality of an older woman especially well in the erotic scenes; imagined or otherwise. It is not an easy film to watch, the subject matter too painful, but its unflinching honesty coupled with Ramplings moving performance make it more than worth-while.


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