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Don't Look Back (2009)

Ne te retourne pas (original title)
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A psychodrama about a photographer whose pictures tell a different story to that of her perception.

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Jeanne
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Jeanne
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Teo / Gianni
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Teo 2
Brigitte Catillon ...
Nadia 1 / Mère italienne
Sylvie Granotier ...
Nadia 2
Augusto Zucchi ...
Fabrizio
Giovanni Franzoni ...
Enrico
Vittoria Meneganti ...
Enfant brune 11 ans
Francesca Melucci ...
Enfant blonde 9 ans
Adrien de Van ...
Le psychiatre
Serena d'Amato ...
Donatella
Myriam Muller ...
Nania 2 jeune
Thomas De Araujo ...
Jérémie 8 ans (as Thomas de Araujo)
Lucas Preux ...
Jérémie 2
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Jeanne a writer, married, with two children - starts to see unsettling changes in her home. Her body is beginning to change. No one around her seems to notice. Her family dismisses these fears as the result of the stress of having to finish her next book, but Jeanne realizes that something far deeper, far more disturbing is taking place. A photograph at her mother's house sends her in search of a woman in Italy. Here, transformed into another woman, RosaMaria, she will discover the strange secret of her true identity. Written by Anonymous

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3 June 2009 (France)  »

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Encontro com o Passado  »

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€13,000,000 (estimated)
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Wonderful and complex film
24 February 2010 | by (Belgrade, Serbia) – See all my reviews

"Ne te retourne pas" was a quite of surprise to me. Psychological drama, with touch of a "Twilight Zone"-type fantasy, moved me in strange directions, and paths the movie so meticulously followed throughout it's course. The story of a parallel reality between the past and the present, told in a narrative style that resembles a dream, focuses the viewer on constant change of pace with twists and turns until the answer is found. Main roles beautifully portrayed by Sophie Marceau and Monica Belluci, two of the most exquisitely beautiful actresses of this day and age, are right on the spot of the story and we follow the plot to satisfying conclusion that gives a perfect explanation to it all. Of course this movie does not appeal to Avatar audiences that expect movies which don't provoke thinking.

This is a first film by Marina de Van that I had a chance to watch, and this young lady is in my humble opinion the future of French and world cinema. Such neatly constructed, no nonsense, cerebral film, which gels as a meticulously structured mosaic is hard to come by these days. Watching it is a fulfilling pleasure. Fantastic!


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