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Time to Leave (2005)

Le temps qui reste (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 30 November 2005 (France)
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A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him.

Director:

François Ozon

Writer:

François Ozon
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melvil Poupaud ... Romain
Jeanne Moreau ... Laura
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Jany (as Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi)
Daniel Duval ... Le père
Marie Rivière ... La mère
Christian Sengewald Christian Sengewald ... Sasha
Louise-Anne Hippeau Louise-Anne Hippeau ... Sophie
Henri de Lorme Henri de Lorme ... Le médecin
Walter Pagano Walter Pagano ... Bruno
Violetta Sanchez Violetta Sanchez ... L'agent
Ugo Soussan Trabelsi Ugo Soussan Trabelsi ... Romain enfant
Alba Gaïa Bellugi Alba Gaïa Bellugi ... Sophie enfant (as Alba Gaïa Kradhege Bellugi)
Victor Poulouin Victor Poulouin ... Laurent
Laurence Ragon Laurence Ragon ... La notaire
Thomas Gizolme Thomas Gizolme ... L'assistant photographe
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Storyline

In Paris, thirty-one-year-old gay fashion photographer Romain learns he has a terminal cancer. As chances with chemotherapy are only slim, he chooses to live the rest of his life without treatment or mollycoddling, hiding the truth from his lover Sasha and his family, being cruel to kindly push them away. He visits his estranged grandmother Laura for a few days and has a small talk with a waitress he chance meets along the way, a waitress who, upon a second chance meeting, asks him for an unusual favor. Romain returns to Paris where he privately puts his affairs in order and awaits the end. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / revised by statmanjeff

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Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | German

Release Date:

30 November 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Time to Leave See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,377, 16 July 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$117,581, 17 December 2006
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2.35 : 1
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First feature film role for Christian Sengewald. See more »

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Romain has a SonyEricsson mobile phone, but ringtone is Nokia's. See more »

Quotes

Romain: You don't love me anymore.
Sasha: I don't know.
Romain: I don't love you anymore either.
Sasha: Don't play with me.
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A fantastic movie
8 August 2006 | by ranariveloSee all my reviews

How someone can NOT like this film is beyond me. The emotions the lead character goes through feel completely genuine. This is one of the best movies about dying that I've seen. The lead actor is awesome, and the emotions and physical transformation he goes through are very realistic. This movie was out for about 2 weeks here in California and then it disappeared. Maybe it's too depressing. I don't know. It will make you think though, and occasionally, it will make you laugh, because when you know you have nothing to lose, you speak your mind, as the lead character does.

A great film.


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