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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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FRF 18,000,000 (estimated)
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Le Figaro is considered a right-wing newspaper in France. Therefore, the Café scenes are a joke with the average conservative French man. See more »

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Valse opus 69, No 1 en La bémol Majeur (L'adieu)
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After losing wife, daughter and son-in-law in a car accident, an old actor tries to overcome his grief bringing his grandson to live with him.
16 September 2002 | by (são paulo, brazil) – See all my reviews

It´s amazing how Manoel de Oliveira, who's 93 years old, accomplishes so much in this film using so little. The story is quite simple and there´s nothing very unusual about the characters. But the film captures the audience´s attention in a remarkable way. We get to know so much about the characters that sometimes we feel that we´re reading a book, when the author has pages and pages to tell everything about them. Michel Picoli plays a successful stage actor who, after losing wife, daughter and son-in-law in a car accident, learns to overcome his grief bringing his young grandson to live with him. Manuel de Oliveira doesn't use exciting camera angles nor spectacular takes. Everything is quite simple in his film. It's the simplicity of a master, who knows perfectly well what's he's doing. Acting is superlative. Picoli's work is on the level of the best performances of Ingmar Bergman's actors. And, of course, there's John Malkovich, with very few lines but an enormous intensity, in the role of an American film director who's shooting a movie version of James Joyce's "Ulysses". This is one of the most intelligent, delicate and touching films I've seen in many years.


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