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Haut les coeurs! (1999)

While expecting her first child, Emma learns that she has breast cancer. The doctor plans an abortion. She consults another specialist, Doctor Morin, who says that the treatments can be followed while continuing the pregnancy.

Director:

Sólveig Anspach

Writers:

Sólveig Anspach, Pierre Erwan Guillaume (as Pierre-Erwan Guillaume)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karin Viard ... Emma
Laurent Lucas ... Simon
Julien Cottereau Julien Cottereau ... Olivier
Claire Wauthion ... Emma's mother
Philippe Duclos ... docteur Morin
Charlotte Clamens Charlotte Clamens ... Le docteur Colombier
Bernard Nissile Bernard Nissile ... L'Interne
Didier Sauvegrain Didier Sauvegrain ... docteur Lalande
Blandine Lenoir ... Infirmière
Fejria Deliba Fejria Deliba ... L'infirmière chimio (as Feiria Deliba)
Pierre Erwan Guillaume Pierre Erwan Guillaume ... L'échographe
Larbi Benfares Larbi Benfares ... Monsieur Benfarès (as Larbi Benfarès)
Denis Loubaton Denis Loubaton ... Client Coiffeur
Jean-Jacques Ambrosi Jean-Jacques Ambrosi ... Coiffeur
Farid Benfares Farid Benfares ... Farid (as Farid Benfarès)
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While expecting her first child, Emma learns that she has breast cancer. The doctor plans an abortion. She consults another specialist, Doctor Morin, who says that the treatments can be followed while continuing the pregnancy.

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Drama

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Quietly moving and powerful
17 February 2012 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

Quietly moving and powerful, this story of a young woman finding out in rapid succession that she is pregnant, but has advanced breast cancer is handled with both and raw honesty and film- making delicacy that would have eluded a melodramatic Hollywood studio approach.

The choice facing her is a terribly difficult one – take the most aggressive therapy course, but lose the baby, or hold off radiotherapy until the baby is developed enough so that she can have a Cesarian birth, while perhaps hurting her own chances for survival.

Karin Viard is lovely in the lead, bringing a wonderful mix of strength and vulnerability. A movie about a small triumph of the human spirit, in spite of the rebellion of the human body.


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 November 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle Cries See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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