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Departure (2015)

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

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Andrew Steggall

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Andrew Steggall
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Complete credited cast:
Juliet Stevenson ... Beatrice
Alex Lawther ... Elliot
Phénix Brossard 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
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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.

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Drama | Romance

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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 »

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References Bambi (1942) See more »

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Departure (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
by Jools Scott
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Beautiful, haunting film with stunning photography and acting
30 March 2016 | by maisieflawrenceSee all my reviews

Teenage Elliott and his mother Beatrice return for one last time to the beautiful family house in South-West France in the autumn, to pack up and sell it. Whilst there, they meet someone who touches them both.

"Do you think you can know something before it happens?" asks the young Elliott. As the autumn leaves fall and Elliott explores his sexuality, he realises the summer of innocence is gone forever.

Juliet Stevenson and Alex Lawther are perfect in this haunting film. The photography is stunningly beautiful and complimented by a wonderful soundtrack including Oliver Daldry.

This is a film you will want to see again.


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Release Date:

20 May 2016 (UK) See more »

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Ayrılış See more »

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Languedoc, France

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,448
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