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

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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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Samuel
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Rémi
Aladin Reibel ...
Dubreuil
Alexandre Vidal ...
David
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Marion
Berta Esquirol ...
Berta
Gérard Lartigau ...
Lagache
Geneviève Casile ...
La mère de Samuel
Philippe Laudenbach ...
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Michèle Ernou ...
Mme Aubouy
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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)

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$12,697 (USA) (2 October 2010)

Gross:

$174,694 (USA) (17 December 2010)
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Powerful themes, painfully restrained despite the emotional highs
26 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Leaving (2009)

A very dry slice of life, and a common and awful slice of life--the breakup of a seemingly okay marriage. It's a very modern, well off, pan European series of events, mostly taking place in the south of France. There is devastation, violence, sex, hurt children, hurt friends, and mostly a lot of pain between the ecstasies. And I suppose that's how it really goes down. Fair enough.

But not necessarily the most engaging movie. I'm not talking about being entertained, but about being lifted, or made to rethink something serious, or maybe even be swept away in something lyrical. Not so. This is deliberately (or not) a study in realism, and yet a glossy one, with some neat ends tied up here and there. I mean, it may be a series of fairly realistic events, but this is a simplified, "nice" world.

The one really solid reason to watch this is the stellar, nuanced, deeply felt performance by British actress Kristin Scott Thomas. The range of moods is amazing, and moving, if you can get absorbed otherwise.


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