MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 971 this week

Irene (2009)
"Irène" (original title)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 152 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 20 critic

A video diary shot and recorded by the filmmaker, using little more than his imagination and the happenstance and flow of the everyday, finally layering in a lifetime of memories.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 126 titles
created 26 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1049 titles
created 30 Aug 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 07 Jan 2013
 
a list of 126 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Irene" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Irene (2009)

Irene (2009) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Irene.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Wild Grass (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A wallet lost and found opens the door to romantic adventure for Georges and Marguerite. After examining the ID papers of its owner, it is not a simple matter for Georges to turn the red ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: André Dussollier, Sabine Azéma, Anne Consigny
Leaving I (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: Catherine Corsini
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sergi López, Yvan Attal
Same Old Song (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Her younger sister Camille just completed her doctoral thesis has fallen in love with an estate agent who is responsible for Odile's apartment ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Pierre Bacri
Close to Eden (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The shepherd Gombo lives with his wife, three children and grandmother in a tent on the Mongolian steppe. They are pleased with their rustic conditions, until a Russian truck driver, ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Stars: Badema, Bayaertu, Vladimir Gostyukhin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off as the boss of a construction site building a highway extension. He cons the whole region, hires dozens of workers and ... See full summary »

Director: Xavier Giannoli
Stars: François Cluzet, Emmanuelle Devos, Gérard Depardieu
Pillaged (1967)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Based on Richard Stark's novel "The Score", this is the story of a commando-like attack on a small mining town. The "finger" giving the plan to the crew also ends up being its nemesis.

Director: Alain Cavalier
Stars: Daniel Ivernel, Michel Constantin, Franco Interlenghi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

1961. Thomas Vlassenroot deserted the French Foreign Legion while fighting in Algeria. His lieutenant, Fraser, initiated the desertion for the two of them, Fraser believing he could do more... See full summary »

Director: Alain Cavalier
Stars: Alain Delon, Lea Massari, Georges Géret
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Alain Cavalier
Stars: Xavier Saint-Macary
La rencontre (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Alain Cavalier
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Alain Cavalier
Stars: Isabelle Ho, Xavier Saint-Macary, Cécile Le Bailly
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Alain Cavalier
Stars: Patrick Bouchitey, Etienne Chicot, Bernard Crombey
Libera me (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Alain Cavalier
Stars: Ange Andréani, Alexandra Arnould, Claude-Maurice Baille
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself
...
(archive footage)
Vanessa Widhoff ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

A video diary shot and recorded by the filmmaker, using little more than his imagination and the happenstance and flow of the everyday, finally layering in a lifetime of memories.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 October 2009 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Irene  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

End credits are being given orally, on black screen, by director Alain Cavalier. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A difficult movie
7 October 2011 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

It's very difficult indeed to make a movie about memories of real facts and people but Alain Cavalier manages to do it and if he didn't make a masterpiece (almost impossible with this theme) he at least makes a good movie or as good as the theme allows. Cavalier's wife Irène died in 1972 in a car accident (accident or suicide?) and in this movie he talks and talks about the past while revisiting places where he was with his wife, trying to solve almost psycho-analytically the problems he carries in his mind about what had been their life together and to explain us and himself how she behaved and why she behaved like that and what could have been the cause of her death. Their relationship was one of deep love but not free of problems and even conflicts. His mind is a bit confused even after all these years and he still has her present on his mind almost like if she were still alive. The movie develops itself slowly through permanent recollection of past events and conversations between the two in an attempt to understand how it was and what had happened during their life together. Many people may find the movie dull and boring unless they tune in to the spirit of someone who has lost a loved one and still cannot understand well what has happened and why.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Irene (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page