It has been nine years since we last met Jesse and Celine, the French-American couple who once met on a train in Vienna. They now live in Paris with twin daughters, but have spent a summer in Greece on the invitation of an author colleague of Jesse's. When the vacation is over and Jesse must send his teenage son off to the States, he begins to question his life decisions, and his relationship with Celine is at risk. Written by
Peter Brandt Nielsen
The house where they are staying is the famous residence of the late British travel writer Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor, in Kalamitsi, near Kardamili, southern Peloponnese. He left it to the Benaki Foundation on his death in 2011, and the Foundation loaned it to the production. The character of "Patrick" is clearly a nod to the great writer and Hellenophile. See more »
When walking along the stony path (where they see the goats) a man is passing them but the timing is not quite right, it takes him too long from one shot to the other. See more »
...we don't have to spend our lives comparing ourselves to Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Tolstoy...
What about Joan of Arc, right, she was a teenager and she saved France, so...
Who wants to be Joan of Arc? Forget France, she was burnt at the stake and a virgin, okay. Nothing I aspired to. What a great achievement.
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This is a truly dreadful movie. I only watched it because of the great score that it received on IMDb. The movie is basically 100 minutes of complaining moaning bitching and fighting. I hated it so much that I have created a profile on IMDb, just to write my opinion. If this is what a modern couple's relationship is supposed to be, then I think we can all give up. Jesse seems to do anything to appease the disagreeable Celine. The whole thing is stupefying and boring. I kept watching thinking that there may be some redeeming features, but alas, no improvement. I was relieved when the movie finished and regret spending 100 minutes of my time viewing it. Don't waste your time watching it.
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