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Leaving (I) (2009)
"Partir" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  12 August 2009 (France)
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Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband ... See full summary »

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Suzanne
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Ivan
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Samuel
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Rémi
Aladin Reibel ...
Dubreuil
Alexandre Vidal ...
David
Daisy Broom ...
Marion
Berta Esquirol ...
Berta
Gérard Lartigau ...
Lagache
Geneviève Casile ...
La mère de Samuel
Philippe Laudenbach ...
Le père de Samuel
Michèle Ernou ...
Mme Aubouy
Jonathan Cohen ...
Le banquier
Hélène Babu ...
Dorothée
Sali Cervià ...
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Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. When Suzanne and the man hired to do the building meet, the mutual attraction is sudden and violent. Suzanne decides to give up everything and live this all engulfing passion to the fullest. Written by Anonymous

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$7,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£35,532 (UK) (9 July 2010)

Gross:

$174,694 (USA) (17 December 2010)
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Wife falls for a man that is not her husband and leads to unexpected endings.
23 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed several aspects to the film, Partir. The opening scene catches the audience's attention by showing two of the main characters and an unexplained gunshot. The entire film keeps you intrigued and on your toes wondering what will happen next all leading up to that mysterious gunshot from the beginning. The director, Catherine Corsini , was born and 1956 and is a French director and screenwriter. She has directed 15 films since 1982, her latest being Partir, and her most famous La repetition was entered into the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. One idea found in the film is the determination to find true love and happiness. Suzanne is unhappy with her husband and children and she falls for a man, Ivan, which she eventually will do anything for. Another important idea in the film is marital problems. Suzanne falls in love with another man, confesses her affair but finds out she can no longer love her husband regardless of the money and housing her husband had provided her. An aspect of the film I noticed was that there was barely any music. The silence between scenes and conversations created more suspense and wonderment. For example, the scene when Suzanne tells her husband about the affair is completely silent throughout the conversation, which causes to you really engage in the scene. A second aspect to the film I enjoyed was the symbolism of the two houses Suzanne is torn between. There is her husband's house that is large, spacious, and dark, whereas Ivan's home is small, but is bright and welcoming. I recommend this film if you enjoy drama, suspense, and unexpected twists.


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