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Things to Come (2016) More at IMDbPro »L'avenir (original title)

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Things to Come -- A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.


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6 April 2016 (Belgium) See more »
A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Isabelle Huppert ... Nathalie Chazeaux
André Marcon ... Heinz

Roman Kolinka ... Fabien

Edith Scob ... Yvette Lavastre
Sarah Le Picard ... Chloé
Solal Forte ... Johann
Elise Lhomeau ... Elsa
Lionel Dray ... Hugo (as Lionel Dray-Rabotnik)
Grégoire Montana ... Simon (élève lycée) (as Grégoire Montana-Haroche)
Lina Benzerti ... Antonia
Guy-Patrick Sainderichin ... L'éditeur

Yves Heck ... Daniel
Rachel Arditi ... Amélie
Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet ... La chef de rayon aux Editions Cartet
Larissa Guist ... Ruth
Linus Westheuser ... Linus
Clemens Melzer ... Clemens
Joachim Cohen ... Félix (élève lycée)
Anouk Buron ... Charlotte (élève lycée)
Jules Stolar ... Elève bac
Olivier Goinard ... Le prêtre
Jean-Charles Clichet ... Jeune homme cinéma
Elie Wajeman ... Copain de Chloé
Héloïse Dugas ... Chloé enfant
Ruggero Barbera ... Johann enfant
Arnaud Giacomini ... Voisin
Marion Ploquin ... Infirmière
Joachim Azouze ... Pompier 1
Ludovic Rosenstein ... Pompier 2
Anne Monteil ... Femme maison de retraite
Rosalie Legoux ... Elève lycée
Marie Fluhr ... Elève lycée
Claire Choquet ... Elève lycée
Swan Daliphard ... Elève lycée
Simon Guérand ... Elève lycée
Ruben Murray ... Elève lycée
François Fihey ... Elève lycée

Pauline Prévost ... Elève lycée
Paul Olivennes ... Elève lycée
Vera Derrida ... Elève lycée
Hugo Ba ... Elève lycée
Alexis Nicolas ... Elève lycée
Orfeo Campanella ... Elève lycée
Nathan Blacher ... Elève lycée
Audrey Fabre ... Elève lycée
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Constance Rousseau ... Jeune femme dans la nuit (uncredited)
Nicolas Sarkozy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Mia Hansen-Løve  (as Mia Hansen Love)
Writing credits
Mia Hansen-Løve (screenplay)

Produced by
Rémi Burah .... co-producer
Fabian Gasmia .... co-producer
Charles Gillibert .... producer
Serge Hayat .... Equity Provider
Olivier Père .... co-producer
Cinematography by
Denis Lenoir 
Film Editing by
Marion Monnier 
Casting by
Elsa Pharaon 
Production Design by
Anna Falguères 
Costume Design by
Rachel Raoult 
Production Management
Séverine Barré .... Administratrice de Production
Nathalie Dennes .... executive in charge of production
Clément Desramée .... extra assistant unit manager
Julien Flick .... unit production manager
Antek Graczyk .... unit manager
Sacha Guillaume .... production manager
Samuel Lumbroso .... extra assistant unit manager
Alexandre Muhr .... assistant unit manager
Gaspard Rivoire .... assistant unit manager
Clara Vincienne .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Céline Bailbled .... second assistant director
Catherine Cambier .... second assistant director
Marie Doller .... first assistant director
Gwenaëlle Duriaud .... location scout
Thibault Lejeune .... third assistant director
Emeline Robbes .... Assistant director: extra
Art Department
Frédéric Cambon .... graphic designer
Matthieu Guy .... set dresser (as Mathieu Guy)
Boris Piot .... set dresser
Quentin Prévost .... first assistant decorator
Marguerite Rousseau .... property master
Sound Department
Katharina Burgheim .... Sound post co-ordinator Germany
Brid Enke .... Sound post co-ordinator Germany
Julien Gigliotti .... boom operator
Olivier Goinard .... re-recording mixer
Bernhard Leimbrock .... foley editor
Bernhard Leimbrock .... mix assistant
Bernhard Leimbrock .... sound re-recording mixer: German dubbing
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Vincent Vatoux .... sound
Vincent Vatoux .... supervising sound editor
Max Wanko .... dialogue editor: German dubbing
Max Wanko .... foley editor
Hanse Warns .... foley recordist
Visual Effects by
Remi Dupont .... digital compositor
Laurie Kotfila .... visual effects coordinator
Anthony Lestremau .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Erwan Becquelin .... grip
Sébastien Courtain .... gaffer
Sarah Dubien .... first assistant camera
Stéphane Germain .... key grip
Laura Marret .... grip
Edouard Omnès .... grip
Grégoire Tomat .... grip
Casting Department
Laura Caselli .... casting
Arnaud Giacomini .... extras casting
Marion Ploquin .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marine Demoury .... personal dresser to Isabelle Huppert
Editorial Department
Miguel Bejo .... telecine dailies colorist
Lila Desiles .... first assistant editor
Aude Humblet .... colorist
Jeremie Oukrat .... dailies manager
Alexis Roposte .... sales manager: Eclair
Location Management
Harold Bruchet .... assistant location manager
Thibault Lejeune .... assistant location manager: personal assistant to Isabelle Huppert
Manuel Pouet .... location scout
Music Department
Raphael Hamburger .... music supervisor
Other crew
Sara Boekemeyer .... production assistant
Charlotte Marrel .... location management
Clémentine Schaeffer .... script supervisor
Lisa Stürgkh .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'avenir" - France (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for brief language and drug use
102 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Shortly before Nathalie goes to watch a movie there is a shot of Constance Rousseau who played the lead role in Mia Hansen-Løve's debut film. Hansen-Løve said she originally intended the shot to be of Félix de Givry who starred in her previous film, but she thought it would be too distracting to include him.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Nathalie is shown walking through the mud flats exposed along the beach at low tide. As she walks, she is clearly following footprints. Since the mud was previously underwater, the footprints must be from a previous take of Isabelle Huppert walking along the same path.See more »
Movie Connections:
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Isabelle Huppert is a thing of beauty and a joy forever, 5 February 2017
Author: Red-125 from Upstate New York

The French film L'avenir was shown in the U.S. with the title Things to Come (2016). It was written and directed by Mia Hansen-Løve.

The movie stars Isabelle Huppert as Nathalie Chazeaux, a gifted philosophy professor and textbook author. She has an happy life, with a loving husband and two loving children. She has a burden as well--her mother suffers from dementia, and will soon have to be placed in a nursing home. In a matter of days, things start to turn sour for Nathalie, and that's where the plot begins.

The plot takes Nathalie from her beautiful home in Paris, to a vacation home in Brittany, to a rural farming commune. Each of these locations is beautifully photographed. Because of the wonderful scenery, the movie will work better on a large screen. (We saw it at the excellent Little Theatre in Rochester, NY.) Still, it's such a superb film, that if you can't see it in a theater, see it on the small screen.

All the supporting actors do a good job, and each is believable. However, all of them could be interchanged with other actors who have same level of ability. No one could replace Huppert. She is so talented, intelligent, attractive, and graceful that she was made to play this role. Without her, the movie might not work. With her, it's masterful. This film is too good to miss!

P.S. The only other actor to match Huppert's level of talent and grace is Pandora, the cat. Pandora is old, and she has been pampered, but when she needs to catch a mouse, she catches a mouse.

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