6.7/10
2,109
27 user 42 critic

Departure (2015)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 20 May 2016 (UK)
Trailer
1:51 | Trailer
A nuclear family unravels in the South of France.

Director:

Andrew Steggall

Writer:

Andrew Steggall
Reviews
4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Juliet Stevenson ... Beatrice
Alex Lawther ... Elliot
Phénix Brossard ... Clément
Finbar Lynch ... Philip
Niamh Cusack ... Sally
Patrice Juiff Patrice Juiff ... François
Guillaume Tobo ... Butcher
Danièle Catala Danièle Catala ... Woman at the Market
Edit

Storyline

An English mother and teenage son spend a week in the South of France breaking up a summer home that has become one of the casualties of the boy's parents' crumbling marriage. Matters only become more complicated when an enigmatic local boy enters their lives.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In an interview Alex Lawther and Andrew Steggal admit that the dinner-scene room was so small that the entire movie-crew barely stayed. See more »

Goofs

When naming gay writers, Elliot says the name of Victor Hugo, adding that he had to wait for his mother to die to be with the person he loved, this is not true as Victor Hugo was well known for his love of women, especially prostitutes. See more »

Quotes

Beatrice: that jacket is revoling, it has holes in it!
Elliot: so do I.
See more »

Connections

References Bambi (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Catch the Wind
Written by Oliver Daldry
Performed by Oliver Daldry
See more »

User Reviews

 
Wonderful piece of cinema
20 October 2015 | by lorenzo-tardellaSee all my reviews

Last year there was only one film that completely shocked me, that put in turmoil the brain and heart, occupying a place for a very long time. It was MOMMY, by Xavier Dolan. DEPARTURE had a similar effect on me. It's a small film, independent, a debut. And perhaps for all these three reasons, there is an urgency so sincere to tell this story to make its strength and its power literally unstoppable. DEPARTURE is a wonderful piece of cinema, which reveals a great director of the future. Powerful, bright, completely honest. Well written, well directed, well played. It comes from the heart. And it goes to the heart.


31 of 41 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 27 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Company Website | Official site | See more »

Country:

UK | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 May 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Departure See more »

Filming Locations:

Languedoc, France

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,448
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed