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Hideaway (Le refuge) (2009)

Le refuge (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 10 September 2010 (USA)
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Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day, they overdose and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she's pregnant. Feeling ... See full summary »

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Mousse
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Paul
Pierre Louis-Calixte ...
Serge
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Louis
Claire Vernet ...
La mère
Jean-Pierre Andréani ...
Le père
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La femme sur la plage
Jérôme Kircher ...
Le médecin
Nicolas Moreau ...
Le dragueur
Emile Berling ...
Le dealer
Dominique Jacquet ...
Geneviève
Tania Dessources ...
L'infirmière
Maurice Antoni ...
Le prêtre
Sylvie Haurie-Aussel ...
La pharmacienne
Arnaud Goudal ...
L'agent immobilier
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Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day, they overdose and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she's pregnant. Feeling lost, Mousse runs away to a house far from Paris. Several months later, Louis' brother joins her in her refuge. Written by American Film Market

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$11,124 (USA) (10 September 2010)

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$34,422 (USA) (17 December 2010)
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Isabelle Carré, who plays the role of Mousse, was about six months pregnant when the film shooting began. See more »

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(at around 38 mins) The female protagonist was at the beach, it is very clear that the actress was wearing a big prosthetic belly from the side view. See more »

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Perhaps best seen if you know nothing about it
8 April 2011 | by (Boulder, CO) – See all my reviews

By the time this movie rose to the top of my queue I had totally forgotten how it ever got on my queue and had no idea what it was about. I think this turned out to be fortuitous, since from the very beginning you never know quite where the story is going. Not wanting to spoil the effect for those who come to this cold as I did, I will only say that the main character, name Mousse, is a woman of shifting moods and a woman who remains somewhat mysterious. There are men in her life, but the relationships are not predictable.

The filming is interesting. A lot of the movie takes place in the night and I found myself turning up the brightness on my TV to make out some of the scenes. Also, a lot of the scenes are back-lit, or are taken from a darkened room with a doorway or window opening onto bright sunlight. On the other hand there are many scenes filmed outdoors in brilliant sunlight. I could never figure out if this was strictly a director's stylistic technique, or whether the contrasts in light and dark were to reflect Mousse's mood shifts.

Some may find the pacing rather too measured, but I found this film to be a satisfying character study. I came away with a renewed appreciation for the near infinite variety of human experiences.


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