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Beloved (2011)

Les bien-aimés (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 24 August 2011 (France)
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In London, a mother and daughter navigate their respective romances: Madeline rekindles an affair from thirty years earlier, while her daughter Vera is caught between a musician who cannot commit and her ex, who still pines for her.

Director:

Christophe Honoré

Writer:

Christophe Honoré (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chiara Mastroianni ... Véra 3
Catherine Deneuve ... Madeleine 2
Ludivine Sagnier ... Madeleine 1
Louis Garrel ... Clément
Milos Forman ... Jaromil 2
Paul Schneider ... Henderson
Michel Delpech Michel Delpech ... François Gouriot 2
Radivoje Bukvic ... Jaromil - young (as Rasha Bukvic)
Omar Ben Sellem Omar Ben Sellem ... Omar
Dustin Segura-Suarez Dustin Segura-Suarez ... Mathieu (as Dustin Segura Suarez)
Guillaume Denaiffe Guillaume Denaiffe ... François Gouriot
Clara Couste Clara Couste ... Véra adolescente
Francine Beaur Francine Beaur ... Patronne de Madeleine
Anaïs Chetoui Anaïs Chetoui ... Vendeuses
Amélie Flottat Amélie Flottat ... Vendeuses
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In London, a mother and daughter navigate their respective romances: Madeline rekindles an affair from thirty years earlier, while her daughter Vera is caught between a musician who cannot commit and her ex, who still pines for her.

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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The name of the character played by Milos Forman, Jaromil Passer, is a tribute to two Czech directors, Jaromil Jires and Ivan Passer. See more »

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Les Chiens Ne Font Pas Des Chats
Performed by Radivoje Bukvic and Ludivine Sagnier
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Incredible Canvas of Life
14 September 2020 | by jromanbakerSee all my reviews

I read most of the crass reviews here with a sense of incomprehension. Anyone with eyes to see and a minimum of intelligence should be able to perceive that this is an incredibly ambitious film, and like it or not, it is an excellently made film. There are certain films of Christophe Honore that I do not respond to, and have expressed it in some of my reviews, but he is undoubtedly one of France's greatest directors. This I feel is his most complex and greatest film ( of all that I have seen, which is most ). It disturbs as much as it delights, and my viewing of it fluctuated between the two. My conclusion was it is better to attempt the Mount Everest of loving another than not at all. The cast is perfect and I do not want to single out one over another. But it is the content that makes it so perfect interweaving both historical events in History ( 1960's to this new troubled 21st C ) and the histories of a fully rounded set of characters. Honore's canvas of life and death is full to the brim, and yes there were moments when I was troubled by what I saw; deeply troubled at what people inflict on each other, and mostly in the name of love and love's rejection. The songs sometimes irritated, but the core of feeling is often expressed in music and what a stroke of genius to have Janacek's String Quartet which is entitled ' Intimate Letters ' recur often in the film. I am not sure I will watch this film often because hardened though I think I am it is a vision of life that is not afraid of looking at the worst of life in the face. I also think I saw a final homage to Preminger's ' River of No Return ' which is a misunderstood film in itself. A complex, fine achievement of a film.


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Le Pacte [France]

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Release Date:

24 August 2011 (France) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,980,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,825, 19 August 2012

Gross USA:

$137,515

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,056,212
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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