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Back from a holiday in Spain, Lili, 19, finds that Loïc, her twin brother, has left the house following a row with their father. She disapproves of her parents' apparently light attitude and is particularly shocked by her father's reluctance to even talk about the event. Lili desperately waits for a phone call from Loïc but her brother shows no sign of life. It is not long before Lili falls into depression and her condition quickly deteriorates. She won't eat anymore and is about to die when, at long last, a postcard written and sent by Loïc brings her back to life... Written by
This project almost didn't get off the ground artistically because it is loaded with so many inconsistencies and improbabilities. When the parents of 19-year-old Lili walk around like zombies, evade all attempts by the girl to learn her brother's whereabouts and generally bring the story to a halt, it's up to Melanie Laurent to inject as much life as she can into the plot. That she is so successful is a tribute to her great talent and charisma as a performer. The hospital scenes must have been especially difficult for her, but they work very well. I must say she looks very convincing as an anorexic. Aissa Maiga as Lili's friend and Julien Boisselier as her boyfriend also provide strong support (but Boisselier seems a bit too old for the part).
Philippe Lioret on the basis of the three films of his I have seen, seems to be a capable but hardly inspired director. He relies a lot on the actors to drive his pictures.
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