Brigitte and Xavier are a couple of cattle farmers living and working together in Normandy. They have always got on well but now that their two children have left the household routine and ... See full summary »
I too would like more people to see this wonderful film. François Dupeyron is a new director for me (I haven't yet been able to see La Chambre des officiers, which everyone liked so much) and I found Inguélézi to be sad and gripping for most of its running time. What Geneviève is going through is well described: loss, panic, a desperate wish to restore some of the certainties of life, it's all here.
Eric Caravaca, whose fifth film with Dupeyron this is, is very good as Kader, a part he probably learned phonetically. This man has to deal with grief just as much as the woman does; there's a wonderful scene where he makes a ceremonial marking on both their foreheads with earth, a way to pass through the sorrow. The London scenes are not as good, there is a feeling of impatience with the director to hurry up and finish the film.
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