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Partir (2009)

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Suzanne is a well married mother, but her bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist by building an office in their backyard. Then Suzanne falls in love with the man hired to build the office.

Director:

Catherine Corsini

Writers:

Catherine Corsini (scenario), Gaëlle Macé (collaborator) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Suzanne
Sergi López ... Ivan
Yvan Attal ... Samuel
Bernard Blancan ... Rémi
Aladin Reibel Aladin Reibel ... Dubreuil
Alexandre Vidal Alexandre Vidal ... David
Daisy Broom Daisy Broom ... Marion
Berta Esquirol Berta Esquirol ... Berta
Gérard Lartigau Gérard Lartigau ... Lagache
Geneviève Casile Geneviève Casile ... La mère de Samuel
Philippe Laudenbach ... Le père de Samuel
Michèle Ernou Michèle Ernou ... Mme Aubouy
Jonathan Cohen Jonathan Cohen ... Le banquier
Hélène Babu Hélène Babu ... Dorothée
Sali Cervià Sali Cervià ... La fille de la station-service
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Storyline

Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. When Suzanne and the man hired to do the building meet, the mutual attraction is sudden and violent. Suzanne decides to give up everything and live this all engulfing passion to the fullest. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | Catalan | English

Release Date:

12 August 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Leaving See more »

Filming Locations:

Nîmes, Gard, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,697, 4 October 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$174,694, 19 December 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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All in the breath
19 January 2013 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Kristen Scott Thomas is excellent in 'Leaving', a traumatic but excellent film about the break up of a relationship. Much is acutely observed here: the casually indifferent husband who becomes a monster when crossed; the affair, depicted without moral judgement, that attains unexpected emotional significance because of the previously hidden fault-lines it exposes; the sex scenes, unusually effective, in which much is conveyed through the pattern of breath. Plus there's a luscious (but sensitive) soundtrack, and Scott Thomas's brilliant performance as a woman gradually losing her grip on first happiness, and then sanity. The ending is subtly different to the one first suggested: that it is a happier one is unclear in a dark tale.


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