MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 82,274 this week

Stand-by (2000)

 -  Drama  -  26 July 2000 (France)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 272 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(adaptation), (adaptation), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 115 titles
created 24 Jun 2012
 
a list of 393 titles
created 08 Jul 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 22 Sep 2012
 
a list of 397 titles
created 06 Aug 2013
 
a list of 240 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Stand-by" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Stand-by (2000)

Stand-by (2000) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Stand-by.
6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during his World War I service in the Middle East.

Director: David Lean
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn
Queen Margot (1994)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.

Director: Patrice Chéreau
Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade
Che: Part Two (2008)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia, South America.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: Demian Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro, Benicio Del Toro
Hidalgo (2004)
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race.

Director: Joe Johnston
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Zuleikha Robinson
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.

Director: David Lean
Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The story of Dr. Yehia, a psychotherapist at Al Abbasia hospital. He works in the department treating the criminally insane, only to find his best friend to be one of the patients. Trying ... See full summary »

Director: Marwan Hamed
Stars: Karim Abdel Aziz, Khaled El Sawy, Nelly Karim
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Hélène
...
Marco
Patrick Catalifo ...
Gérard
Jean-Luc Bideau ...
Le client suisse
...
Le client dans le parking
Gamil Ratib ...
Le médecin
...
Isabelle
Rémi Martin ...
L'homme violent
Catherine Sola ...
L'infirmière
Laura Mañá ...
L'hôtesse de l'air Air Argentina
Asil Raïs ...
Le client indien
Franck Gourlat ...
L'inspecteur
Olivier Claverie ...
Le client à l'ordinateur
Nathalie Bécue ...
La femme police des frontières
Eric Frachet ...
L'inspecteur de police
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 July 2000 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Choc en retour  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A compelling drama of rejection and rebellion
13 June 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Gérard and Hélène are set to begin a new life together in Argentina. At the last minute, Gérard decides to separate and leaves his partner stranded at the airport. Unwilling to turn to her sister and emotionally traumatised, the abandoned Hélène makes the airport her home. She makes money by working as a prostitute and strikes up a friendship with a café worker Marco. It is a precarious lifestyle but she has mastered her dependency on men - or has she?

Astonishing that this powerful film should pass almost unnoticed when it was released in the summer of 2000. Fortunately, it has enjoyed a second lease of life following Dominique Blanc's best actress award at the 2001 César's ceremony, shortly before director Roch Stéphanik was awarded the prestigious Cyril Collard.prize.

The film takes a familiar theme, the break down of a relationship between a strong male partner and a dependent female partner, and traces the resulting trauma experienced by the latter in coming to terms with her abandonment. All this takes place within the oppressive mausoleum that is Orly airport in Paris, providing a suitably surreal, yet disturbing familiar, backdrop to one woman's psychological collapse and subsequent reconstruction.

There are two things which mark this film most. First, there is of course Dominique Blanc's very creditable performance - and it is not too difficult to see why she was awarded a César. The actress shows a remarkable range in what is a very demanding role, appearing alternately vulnerable and dangerously seductive, the child and the tiger, but always with the utmost conviction. Secondly, the cinematography is also noteworthy, particularly the scenes where Hélene finds herself alone at the airport, which look as if they have been shot in another world, so haunting and menacing is the spacious neon-lit setting.

The film's length and drawn out ending count against it a little. Towards the end, you wonder if the director at the heart to finish what must have been an intensely personal work. By contrast, Hélene's sudden transformation at the end of the film appears contrived and unconvincing, although this is certainly the way the film should have ended. However, these quibbles aside, this is a riveting and sombre drama, with a smattering of dry comedy and irony, well worth seeing.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Stand-by (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?