The stories of Nora during a brief period when her father falls ill and of Ismaël while involuntarily committed to a mental institution for observation. Nora's in her 30s and has loved four men - her son Elias, Elias's deceased father, her own father, and Ismaël, a musician given to odd behavior with whom she lived seven years. She will soon marry a businessman. Faced with her father's death, Nora seeks out Ismaël to ask that he reconnect with Elias; a great deal else roils from her past. Ismaël has his own challenges, not the least of which are his feelings toward adopting Elias and his meeting Arielle, another patient. Ismaël's surface shows a lot; Nora's, very little.
22 December 2004 (France)
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Opening Weekend USA: $24,180,
20 May 2005, Limited Release
Gross USA: $289,592, 4 December 2005
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
As of 2017, this is the only feature film by Arnaud Desplechin
to not have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. See more
There are four men I loved. I killed two of them.
Referenced in Trust the Man
Written by Henry Mancini See more