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Leaving (2009)

Partir (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 12 August 2009 (France)
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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

Gross USA:

$174,694
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Josepha
Composed and conducted by Georges Delerue
Extrait de la bande originale du film réalisé par Christophe Frank "Josepha (1982)"
(p) & © 1982 Editions Hortensia / EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING FRANCE S.A.
Avec l'autorisation de EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING FRANCE S.A.
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The ice-princess melts!
24 July 2010 | by davidgeeSee all my reviews

Kristin Scott Thomas has tended to play hard-ass women who keep their emotions in check, but in LEAVING the ice-princess doesn't just melt, she gives off steam! The sex scenes between Suzanne, the bored Parisian housewife, and her beefy Spanish builder are fairly bracing; it's clearly not his intellect that she's fallen for. Swapping her sterile modern house (irony here: her dull husband's a surgeon) for a seedy suburban apartment doesn't seem to faze her, but drama - indeed, melodrama - is lurking on the horizon. The director gives most of the ending away at the beginning (echoes of Sunset Boulevard), which I thought was a mistake.

Wife takes lover, tragedy ensues: it's a hoary old plot that shouldn't work but it does, thanks entirely to Scott Thomas's incandescent performance. Hopefully, she'll win awards for this.


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