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I'm Going Home (2001)
"Je rentre à la maison" (original title)

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The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car crash. ... See full summary »

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Gilbert Valence
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Marguerite
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John Crawford, Film Director
Antoine Chappey ...
George
Leonor Baldaque ...
Sylvia
Leonor Silveira ...
Marie
Ricardo Trêpa ...
Guard
Jean-Michel Arnold ...
Doctor
Adrien de Van ...
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Isabel Ruth ...
Milkmaid
Andrew Wale ...
Stephen
Robert Dauney ...
Haines
Jean Koeltgen ...
Serge
Mauricette Gourdon ...
Guilhermine, the Housekeeper
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The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car crash. Having to take care of his now-orphaned grandson, he struggles to go on with his lifelong acting career like he's used to. But the roles he is offered -- a flashy TV show and a hectic last-minute replacement in an English-language film of Joyce's Ulysses -- finally convince him that it's time to retire. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2001 (#05) See more »

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From the 2nd to the 3rd Café scene, the headlines on both Le Figaro and Liberátion do not change, and it is supposed to be another day. See more »

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LOHENGRIN - Prélude (Vorspiel 1 Aufzug)
Music by Richard Wagner (as R. Wagner)
Performed by Slovenská Filharmónia (as Orchestre Philharmonique Slovaque)
Conducted by Michael Halász
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Let's get real, people.
24 October 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"I'm Going Home" - a heady subtitled French character study and contemplation which focuses on a bereaved and aging thespian, Valence (Piccoli) - consumes huge chunks of time as we watch the protag perform on stage, buy shoes, get mugged, get made up for a movie, flub his lines, etc. Deneuve and Malkovich are on screen for a heartbeat and the whole messy death of his family thing is skipped over in deference to the lengthy scenes. I was surprised when the film abruptly ended with no climax, no denouement, and no warning...just poof, credits rolling. The bottom line here is this is not much of a movie by the standards of ordinary filmgoers. However, it is fodder for cinematic devotees, critics and industry people, pedants and dilettantes, etc. If you care about such trivia as the director was 90+ years of age, then you may want to give this film a look. If you just want entertainment, think twice. (B)

Note: Being surprised when the film ended is a good thing. That meant I was sufficiently engrossed as to not be watching the clock. For what it's worth and it's not much, I enjoyed this film a lot.


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