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Mal de pierres (2016)

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In 1950s France, Gabrielle is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André.

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José Rabascal (as Àlex Brendemühl)
Brigitte Roüan ...
Adèle - la mère de Gabrielle
Victoire Du Bois ...
Jeannine - la soeur de Gabrielle
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Agostine
Daniel Para ...
Martin - le père de Gabrielle et de Jeannine
Jihwan Kim ...
Blaise - l'ordonnance
Victor Quilichini ...
Marc Rabascal à 14 ans
Ange Black-Bereyziat ...
Marc Rabascal à 7 ans
Sören Rochefort ...
Georget
Camilo Acosta Mendoza ...
Camilo
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Paco
Julio Bollullo Carasco ...
Julio
Folco Jullien ...
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Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) comes from a small village in the South of France, at a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents marry her to José (Alex Brendemühl), an honest and loving Spanish farm worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her. Despite José's devotion to her, Gabrielle vows that she will never love José and lives like a prisoner bound by the constraints of conventional post-World War II society until the day she is sent away to a cure in the Alps to heal her kidney stones. There she meets André Sauvage (Louis Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War, who rekindles the passion buried inside her. She promises they will run away together, and André seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams? Written by Polly_Kat

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Sometimes Love is the Only Thing That's Real

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€10,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,473, 30 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,757, 20 August 2017
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This film marks Marion Cotillard's return to French cinema 4 years after Rust and Bone (2012). See more »

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When Gabrielle is in front of her mirror before being asked to go the doctor in the clinic, you can see a modern light switch as well as well as a grounded power outlet on the right. See more »

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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Dolph Lundgren (2016) See more »

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Andante (sonate en Do Majeur KV 545)
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Moving but not more.
29 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

I will be honest, I did see this film because it is directed by Nicole Garcia, one outstanding female French director, the best I guess. She has a very sensitive way of filming. So, I did go to see this film without hesitating. And of course I don't regret it at all. Marion Cotillard, whom I don't particularly appreciate, is at her best here. Although I don't crave for her, she is a damn good actress, but sorry, I felt a little emptiness here, I don't really know where. Something missed somewhere. The actors and actresses around her are flawless, but I persist on my opinion. I don't think that's a matter of directing. Not with Nicole Garcia. Maybe because this kind of scheme has already been told a hundred times before.

But it remains a good film.


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