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Sa raison d'être (2008)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Gob ... Bruno
Michaël Cohen ... Nicolas
Nozha Khouadra Nozha Khouadra ... Nadia
Julien Alluguette Julien Alluguette ... Bertrand Ferrand
Valérie Donzelli ... Nathalie
Bérénice Bejo ... Fabienne
Clémentine Célarié Clémentine Célarié ... Hélène
Valérie Mairesse ... Mado
Carlo Brandt ... Alain Guichard
Jean Dell Jean Dell ... Michel
Sophie Quinton ... Isabelle
Cyril Descours Cyril Descours ... Jérôme
Philippe Lefebvre Philippe Lefebvre ... Pierre Bresson
Alexandra Mercouroff Alexandra Mercouroff ... Gabrielle
Sophie De La Rochefoucauld Sophie De La Rochefoucauld ... Mme Frémond


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Release Date:

26 March 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Was Liebe heißt See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BE-FILMS See more »
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Technical Specs


(2 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Fascinating, engrossing and crammed with incident - RECOMMENDED!
1 March 2009 | by TrevorJDSee all my reviews

I just saw this film as part of the 2009 Mardi Gras Film Festival here in Sydney. It was an engrossing movie / television drama that went for over 3 hours and was presented in two parts. The movie, for the most part, charts the AIDS epidemic in France from 1980 – present through the microcosm of a family, but particularly through their gay son Nicolas, who narrates the story. There are many characters and story lines in the course of this historical drama, and the film is crammed with incident and covers many issues associated with HIV / AIDS and aligning it with political and social changes that were happening in France and the world. Part one of the movie was rather polemical, however the second part was heartbreaking and moving. All the performances were excellent, with a great soundtrack of the changing times. The only reservation I had was the ending. This movie was utterly fascinating and engrossing from start to finish. Recommended.

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