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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Filmed in autumn 2006. See more »


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I can't believe I'm the first
7 August 2008 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

to comment on this film. It received a mainstream release in Australia, although it was hardly a raging success. The biggest thing about it was that Catherine Deneuve was here for the premiere.

Anyway, it's not much of a film. The user rating is about 5.5, and that's not far wrong. Anybody reading this probably knows the setup, but for those who don't it's about a woman whose son is killed in a car accident. The car was driven by his best friend. Although the woman's ex-husband and daughter regard the other boy as almost a murderer, the mother doesn't, and forms a relationship with him. (Not a sexual relationship.) That setup itself makes you think.

The problem is that it didn't make the makers think hard enough. The film goes nowhere. Catherine Deneuve as the mother does reasonably well with a difficult part, and she's the only one I was interested in.

It's not bad, it's just not really worth bothering with.

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