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Le dernier jour (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 3 November 2004 (France)
A young artist's return home is offset by his unrequited love for a childhood male friend.

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At Christmas time, 19 year old Simon returns home to visit his dysfunctional family with Louise, a fearless girl he met during his train ride. While Simon struggles to cope with the growing distance between him and his parents, he starts to examine his feelings when Louise develop a liaison of her own with his childhood friend Mathieu. As dark family secrets are uncovered, Simon begins to understand the truth about his sexual orientation. Written by Anonymous

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"In Every Dream Home A Heartache
Written by Bryan Ferry (as Brian Ferry)
(C) EG Ltd. c/o BMG Publishing France
Courtesy of De BMG Music Vision
Performed by Jane Birkin and Bryan Ferry (as Brian Ferry)
(P) 1979 EMI Music France Label Capitol
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Interesting, but very French
18 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is an interesting, but ultimately disappointing film. The plot twists (of which there are several) are telegraphed way ahead, so if one is paying attention they become obvious and hence unsurprising. The characters are well-drawn and the soundtrack is quite nice. This is a very French film. It has all the obligatory scenes, including many of characters brooding where no one speaks. It even features several scenes on a train, as is required of all true French films. Also classically French is that one must guess at motivation, and the film does leave many questions unanswered.

This film does best as a character study of a small ensemble of interesting people. The boy, his parents, and his childhood best friend. His sister has a very small role, serving mostly to provide excuse for exposition and show other sides of the boy's personality.


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