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Camille arrives at the island Ouessant where she was born, to sell the house of her parents. She finds a book of a certain Antoine and starts reading. A story of a stranger is told who came 1963 to the island. He wasn't well received and left again after 2 month. Written by
(flopped shot) Throughout the film, the main character has a mutilated left hand, which he wears in a leather strap. But in the long scene where he walks alongside Sandrine Bonnaire on her bicycle, and both meet the local priest also on bicycle, it's his right hand that is mutilated! Comparing the bell on the bicycle with other scenes, one realizes that this whole scene has been mounted in a mirrored way. See more »
French screenwriter and director Philippe Lioret's fourth feature film which he co-wrote with French actor, screenwriter and director Emmanuel Courcol and French actor and screenwriter Christian Sinniger, is inspired by an idea from French screenwriter, producer and director Gilles Legrand. It premiered in France, was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 29th Toronto International Film Festival in 2004, was shot on location in France and is a French production which was produced by producer Christophe Rossignon. It tells the story about a French woman, wife and mother of two daughters named Camille who after the passing of her mother travels back to her childhood home nearby a lighthouse called La Jument in France with her aunt named Jeanne where they are to meet some Parisians whom are interested in the house. As Camille looks through the things in the house, she finds a book called "My End of the World" by an author named Antoine Cassenti which her aunt seem to recognize.
Distinctly and subtly directed by French filmmaker Philippe Lioret, this quietly paced fictional tale which is narrated from multiple viewpoints though mostly from the main character's point of view, draws a reflective and increasingly intriguing portrayal of the experiences of a former soldier in the Algerian War of Independence in the late 20th century whom after having been trained in Brest, France, goes to the Breton island of Ouessant to replace the former lighthouse keeper named Emile and the discoveries of a daughter. While notable for it's naturalistic and atmospheric milieu depictions, sterling cinematography by French cinematographer Patrick Blossier, production design by production designer Yves Brover-Rabinovici, choice of location and use of sound and colors, this dialog-driven and narrative-driven story about interpersonal relations and identity where the sudden arrival of a stranger whom has gotten a job which was intended for one of the locals makes the male citizens there do what they can to get him off the island, depicts two involving studies of character and contains a good and timely score by Italian composer Nicola Piovani.
This somewhat historic, at times charmingly humorous, romantic and conversational drama from the early 2000s which is set mostly during a summer in a small community in northwestern France in the early 1960s and where a former watchmaker befriends a lighthouse keeper named Yvon Leguen and attracts the attention of his wife named Mabé and an engaged woman named Brigitte who works together, is impelled and reinforced by it's fragmented narrative structure, subtle character development and continuity, variegated characters, distinct undertones, depiction of the relationship between Antoine and Yvon, scenes between Antoine and Mabé, Antoine and Brigitte and Antoine and Yvon, comment by Antoine : "What a brilliant woman!" and the poignant acting performances by French actors Philippe Torreton and Grégorie Derangère, French actress and director Sandrine Bonnaire and the noteworthy acting performance by Belgian actress Émilie Dequenne. A modestly literary, atmospheric and elegiac narrative feature.
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