Alain Evrard, a trucker who has just finished serving a prison sentence, is forced to temporarily move back to his mother's house. This forced co-habitation causes all the violence of their...
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Alain Evrard, a trucker who has just finished serving a prison sentence, is forced to temporarily move back to his mother's house. This forced co-habitation causes all the violence of their past relationship to re-emerge. One day, Alain accidentally discovers Yvette, his mother, by a brain tumor and that she has decided to shorten her suffering by resorting to assisted suicide in Switzerland...Written by
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Excellent actors can't compensate a weak scenario
The best film of Brize remains as far as I am concerned "Je ne suis pas là pour etre aimé". The four main characters are well plaid by experienced actors. Lindon and Helène Vincent don't speak much, because they never did so during many years, but we feel how hard was their life when the father was still alive. The theme around cancer and life ending is courageous and going on new paths. Unfortunely, the scenario remain too very simple, the end is no surprise, just be patient because not much occurs before and after. Of course, Brize tells us a story of low class people, living in a french middle size town in Burgundy. I know people like that, even in my family. But Cinema is there to go deeper into the reasons why they are not able to speak to each other.
Also secondary characters are superficial, and out of tune ( the swiss association representatives for example).
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