MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,897 this week

Before the Winter Chill (2013)
"Avant l'hiver" (original title)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 436 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 26 critic

Lucie presumes that her husband Paul - an older neurosurgeon - has an affair. Indeed, Paul behaves strange lately, but the truth behind it is dark and complicated.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 19 May 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 49 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Before the Winter Chill (2013)

Before the Winter Chill (2013) on IMDb 6.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Before the Winter Chill.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Alessandro teaches musicology at the university of Strasbourg. He is also a volunteer reader in hospitals. He shares his apartment with his daughter, 15-year-old Irina, and his anarchist ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Claudel
Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Neri Marcorè, Clotilde Courau
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.

Director: Philippe Claudel
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius
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
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A wife pressures her husband to solicit work papers from his civil servant father.

Director: Pascal Bonitzer
Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Kristin Scott Thomas, Isabelle Carré
In Your Hands (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An act of revenge takes an unexpected turn in this psychological drama from French writer and director Lola Doillon. Anna (Kristin Scott Thomas) flees a house on the outskirts of Paris and ... See full summary »

Director: Lola Doillon
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Pio Marmaï, Jean-Philippe Écoffey
Crime | Drama

A look at the final moments in the life of Nicholas II, the last Russian tsar, as he lived in Siberia with his family.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas
Director: Philippe Claudel
Stars: Pierre Deladonchamps, Patrick d'Assumçao, Alexi Mathieu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Jacques Maillot
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Maud Wyler, Yann Trégouët
Grey Souls (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

East of France, December 1917. In a village situated close to the front but protected from it by a hillside, the body of Belle de Jour, a little girl, is found by the canal. Judge Mierck, ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Angelo
Stars: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Jacques Villeret, Denis Podalydès
Fanny (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

"Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius, Fanny and César". Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Auteuil
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Victoire Bélézy, Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Isabelle Mergault
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Sabine Azéma, Medeea Marinescu
Marius (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Daniel Auteuil
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Raphaël Personnaz, Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Paul
...
Lucie
...
Lou
Richard Berry ...
Gérard
...
Caroline
Jérôme Varanfrain ...
Victor
Laure Killing ...
Mathilde
...
Zoé Gassard
Laurent Claret ...
Denis, le directeur de la clinique
Annette Schlechter ...
Mme Malek
...
Commandant Xavier Garin
Joël Delsaut ...
Capitaine Thierry Weiler
Jacqueline Ghaye ...
Juliette
Pascale Noe Adam ...
Anouk (as Pascale Noé Adam)
Lucie Debay ...
Amie de Lou
Edit

Storyline

Lucie presumes that her husband Paul - an older neurosurgeon - has an affair. Indeed, Paul behaves strange lately, but the truth behind it is dark and complicated.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

27 November 2013 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Antes de que caigan las gotas del rocío  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Lies, lives and loves.
29 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Daniel Auteuil plays a doctor and Kristin Scott Thomas plays his wife. They lead a rather secluded, rather upper-class existence, in a big house, with a very big garden. He works long hours, she does not. He starts getting flowers sent to him, and who is sending them and why, is the central mystery of the film.

This is a slow film, a very, very, slow film. It starts off slowly with domestic scenes and only picks up very slowly. We are unsure about the central mystery. Different indications suggest different answers and different roads to go down.

Around half-way through the film is an unexpected scene which seem to jar with the rest of the film. It is not the most important scene in the film. However it does introduce an important theme. Although having said this, it does not introduce a development in the plot. As such then, do not expect the little scene to have any greater significance than it has. Do not expect anything more.

Film is rather like real-life. Everyday domestic matters feature strongly in the film. Accidents can happen, mistakes can be made, situations can be misunderstood.

The fragility of life is a central theme of the film. So too are personal circumstances and change of circumstances. Film is about relationships, lies, lives and loves. There is passion but it is very pent-up.

It is a slow film, a little dark, with a few brief life-enhancing moments.

Tip: Opera buffs may understand a mistake. 8/10.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does anybody know anything about this? livingfortoday
Discuss Before the Winter Chill (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?