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Time to Leave (2005)

Le temps qui reste (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 30 November 2005 (France)
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A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him.

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Henri de Lorme ...
Le médecin
Walter Pagano ...
Violetta Sanchez ...
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Ugo Soussan Trabelsi ...
Romain enfant
Alba Gaïa Bellugi ...
Sophie enfant (as Alba Gaïa Kradhege Bellugi)
Victor Poulouin ...
Laurent
Laurence Ragon ...
La notaire
Thomas Gizolme ...
L'assistant photographe
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In Paris, thirty-one-year-old gay fashion photographer Romain learns he has a terminal cancer. As chances with chemotherapy are only slim, he chooses to live the rest of his life without treatment or mollycoddling, hiding the truth from his lover Sasha and his family, being cruel to kindly push them away. He visits his estranged grandmother Laura for a few days and has a small talk with a waitress he chance meets along the way, a waitress who, upon a second chance meeting, asks him for an unusual favor. Romain returns to Paris where he privately puts his affairs in order and awaits the end. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / revised by statmanjeff

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Opening Weekend USA:

$15,377, 16 July 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$117,581, 17 December 2006
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Time to Leave (Time to Leave (2005)) was an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival. See more »

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Romain has a SonyEricsson mobile phone, but ringtone is Nokia's. See more »

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Laura: What's the matter? Can't you sleep?
Romain: No, impossible.
Laura: Want to talk?
Romain: No, just sleep with you.
Laura: You know I sleep naked.
Romain: That's okay. I won't look.
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Soundtracks

Für Alina
Music by Arvo Pärt
Performed by Alexander Malter
With kind permission Universal Edition AG, Wien
(p) 1999 ECM Records (Munchen)
avec l'aimable autorisation de Universal Music Projets Spéciaux
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A tender movie about life, a feel-good movie about someone dying.
20 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

The first thing that strikes me as very unusual about this movie is that the main character is gay, and that that is not the subject of the movie, not even an issue. I don't know of any other movie like that.

Having said this, let's leave the subject of homosexuality, just like the film does, and not scare heterosexuals away. Of course the subject of the movie, saying goodbye to life, isn't new, neither original. But sometimes it isn't the story itself, but the way it is told that makes it worthwhile. To my opinion Ozon is a very good storyteller. I think tenderness, and the love for people and for life itself must have inspired him a lot.

Some scene's could be seen as provocative and politically incorrect, but the way they are woven into the story makes them credible and the way they are filmed makes them just beautiful. Ozon has a way of filming sex scene's as what they are; a nice part of everyday life.

The movie left me moved, but not sad.


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