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To the Extreme (2000)

In extremis (original title)
Thomas is a bisexual man involved in several relationships. When suddenly one of his relationships, single mother Ann, dies, Thomas feels a responsibility towards her 13 year old son Gregoire. He tries to obtain custody.

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Étienne Faure

Writer:

Étienne Faure
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sébastien Roch Sébastien Roch ... Thomas
Julie Depardieu ... Anne
Jérémy Sanguinetti Jérémy Sanguinetti ... Grégoire
Christine Boisson ... Caroline
Aurélien Wiik ... Vincent
Jean-Claude Brialy ... L'avocat
Candice Hugo Candice Hugo ... Géraldine
Delphine Chanéac ... Sophie
Rosette ... La femme de la Ddass
Félix Baum Félix Baum ... Charles
Bénédicte Rochas Bénédicte Rochas ... La réceptionniste
Guillaume Lebon ... Le jeune prof
Jean-Pierre Belissent Jean-Pierre Belissent ... Le juge
Sandrine L'Ara Sandrine L'Ara ... Assistante de Laurence
Sophie Mounicot Sophie Mounicot ... Laurence
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Thomas is a bisexual man involved in several relationships. When suddenly one of his relationships, single mother Ann, dies, Thomas feels a responsibility towards her 13 year old son Gregoire. He tries to obtain custody.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 August 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

To the Extreme See more »

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Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Pretentious.
7 September 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"In extremis" takes a very interesting subject,then completely botches the job.

A brother,Thomas, and a sister,Anne, lost their parents some years back.They never overcame the tragedy .After his partner's death,Thomas would like to adopt her son,Grégoire.But the society does not agree :Thomas is an unstable bisexual guy who hangs around the gay nightclubs,and Anne is nothing but a whore;besides,they have incestuous relations.

With its "cultural" hints,its sometimes inaudible lines and its turgid music,the movie fails totally to convince .Enough is enough.The scene when Grégoire attends an orgy is not even shocking:it's downright implausible.The director obviously wanted to make a daring work whereas the subject demanded simplicity and true emotion.We would like to side with Thomas and Anne and it's almost impossible .


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