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All Our Desires (2011)

Toutes nos envies (original title)
Moved by the plight of the mother of her daughter's school friend, a young judge facing an incurable disease teams up with an older colleague in order to fight against financial companies that exploit the poor.

Director:

Philippe Lioret

Writers:

Emmanuel Carrère (novel), Emmanuel Courcol (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lindon ... Stéphane
Marie Gillain ... Claire Conti
Amandine Dewasmes Amandine Dewasmes ... Céline
Yannick Renier Yannick Renier ... Christophe (as Yannick Rénier)
Pascale Arbillot ... Marthe
Isabelle Renauld ... Le docteur Hadji
Laure Duthilleul Laure Duthilleul ... Carole, la mère de Claire
Emmanuel Courcol Emmanuel Courcol ... Le docteur Stroesser
Anna-Bella Dreyfus Anna-Bella Dreyfus ... Mona
Thomas Boinet Thomas Boinet ... Arthur
Léna Crespo Léna Crespo ... Léa
Oriane Solomon Oriane Solomon ... Zoé
Éric Naggar Éric Naggar ... Maître Amado
Jean-Pol Brissart ... Le président Duret
Nathalie Besançon ... Sophie, la greffière
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Moved by the plight of the mother of her daughter's school friend, a young judge facing an incurable disease teams up with an older colleague in order to fight against financial companies that exploit the poor.

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Drama

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French visa # 127704 delivered on 7-10-2011. See more »

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On Saturday Afternoons in 1963
Written and Performed by Rickie Lee Jones
Recorded on 22-12-1978
Released by Warner Bros (March 1979)
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Solid, no-frills story telling
26 March 2013 | by ronchowSee all my reviews

There is really nothing special about the story - a successful, young lawyer with a good career, two great children and a 'model' husband finds her life in peril upon the revelation of an incurable disease. We have seen stories like this before. However, 'All Our Desires' (I still think the title is not very relevant) is a film that works. It works because of the way the director tells the story, and the way the actors play out their roles and emotion.

Nothing is over-the-top. The bonding between the two lead actors, with the age gap, is natural and admirable. One can still argue about the cliché of Claire withholding her illness from her husband but it was not too important. In the end I find the story to be moving, well told and engaging.

This is my first exposure to films by Philippe Lioret. And it definitely will not be my last.


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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 November 2011 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Drôme, France See more »

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Budget:

EUR8,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,093,416
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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