Après lui (2007)

 |  Drama  |  23 May 2007 (France)
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A woman (Catherine Deneuve) becomes obsessed with her son's best friend after her child dies in a car accident.


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Credited cast:
Thomas Dumerchez ...
Guy Marchand ...
Luis Rego ...
Le père de Franck
Adrien Jolivet ...
Salim Kechiouche ...
Le serveur au concert
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sasha Alliel ...
Frère de Franck
Abderahmane Batouche ...
Client bar
Raphaël Benchemhoun ...
Magali Bonat ...
Zé Branco ...
Femme pension
Véra Briole ...
Gilles Chabrier ...


Camille, a middle-aged bookstore owner had a son she loved, Mathieu. Now Camille has a young friend, Franck. Her family disapproves. All the more as Franck is responsible for the car accident in which Mathieu got killed. How did she end up there? Written by Guy Bellinger

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After Him  »

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Gaël Morel pays a double homage to François Truffaut by calling his heroine Lachenay (the name of Truffaut's childhood friend) and Guy Marchand François. See more »


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An intensive journey
13 August 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

As the only review of Après Lui at the moment is rather a negative one, I feel the need to say that this film is an intensive journey through the pain of human loss and the desperate search to regain a grip on life. Nobody understands Camille, which leads to sad and often lonely moments. This film is beautifully written and directed. Gaël Morel is a fine director who deserves a wide audience for his work. His leading actress Catherine Deneuve is impressive, but this is also the case with promising young actors as Dumerchez (who also played the lead in Morel's Le Clan) and Jolivet. On the soundtrack Beth Gibbons with the song Mysteries which brings back happy memories for someone who isn't there anymore. An English subtitled DVD is now available in Australia.

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