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A Few Hours of Spring (2012)

Quelques heures de printemps (original title)
Alain Evrard, a trucker who has just finished serving a prison sentence, is forced to temporarily move back to his mother's house. This forced co-habitation causes all the violence of their... See full summary »

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Alain Évrard
Hélène Vincent ...
Yvette Évrard
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Clémence
Olivier Perrier ...
Monsieur Lalouette
Sylvie Jobert ...
L'employée de Pôle Emploi
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Bruno
Silvia Kahn ...
Le docteur Mathieu - la cancérologue
Jean-Luc Borgeat ...
Le responsable de l'association Mourir dans la Dignité
Véronique Montel ...
Madame Godard, l'accompagnante de l'association Mourir dans la Dignité
Abdoulaye Dramé ...
Un agent du centre de tri de déchets recyclables
Axel Beasse ...
L'opérateur de radiothérapie
Alice Bonacossa ...
Le bébé de Bruno
Julie Bonacossa ...
Le bébé de Bruno
Véronique Leclair ...
L'opératrice du scanner
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Callie - la chienne d'Yvette
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Alain Evrard, a trucker who has just finished serving a prison sentence, is forced to temporarily move back to his mother's house. This forced co-habitation causes all the violence of their past relationship to re-emerge. One day, Alain accidentally discovers Yvette, his mother, by a brain tumor and that she has decided to shorten her suffering by resorting to assisted suicide in Switzerland... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Uma Primavera com Minha Mãe  »

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Excellent actors can't compensate a weak scenario
16 November 2012 | by (France) – See all my reviews

The best film of Brize remains as far as I am concerned "Je ne suis pas là pour etre aimé". The four main characters are well plaid by experienced actors. Lindon and Helène Vincent don't speak much, because they never did so during many years, but we feel how hard was their life when the father was still alive. The theme around cancer and life ending is courageous and going on new paths. Unfortunely, the scenario remain too very simple, the end is no surprise, just be patient because not much occurs before and after. Of course, Brize tells us a story of low class people, living in a french middle size town in Burgundy. I know people like that, even in my family. But Cinema is there to go deeper into the reasons why they are not able to speak to each other.

Also secondary characters are superficial, and out of tune ( the swiss association representatives for example).


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