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Eternity (2016)

Éternité (original title)
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The story of the women and relationships that define a family across a century.

Director:

Anh Hung Tran (as Tran Anh Hung)

Writers:

Alice Ferney (novel), Anh Hung Tran (screenplay) (as Tran Anh Hung)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Audrey Tautou ... Valentine
Bérénice Bejo ... Gabrielle
Mélanie Laurent ... Mathilde
Jérémie Renier ... Henri
Pierre Deladonchamps ... Charles
Irène Jacob ... Mère de Gabrielle
Arieh Worthalter Arieh Worthalter ... Jules
Valérie Stroh Valérie Stroh ... Mère de Mathilde
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu ... Mère de Valentine
Nu Yên-Khê Tran Nu Yên-Khê Tran ... Narrator (voice) (as Tran Nu Yên-Khê)
Lou Lambrecht ... Valentine (7 ans)
Mya Essalhi Mya Essalhi ... Valentine (14 ans)
Katia Miran Katia Miran ... Valentine (doublure jeune) / Soeur 2 de Valentine (3 ans) / Mathilde (doublure jeune)
Catherine Matty Catherine Matty ... Valentine (doublure 60-70 ans)
Colette Roche Colette Roche ... Valentine (doublure 80 ans)
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The story of the women and relationships that define a family across a century.

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 September 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Eternity See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is only Hung's second movie in which his wife Nu Yên-Khê Tran is not screen acting. In Norwegian Wood (2010) she was the costume designer, in Eternity (2016) she is both the art director and the voice-off. See more »

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ADAGIO from CONCERTO IN D MINOR 974
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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think of it as of the perfect sumptuous dream of utmost elegance...
5 February 2017 | by natalyanormandySee all my reviews

I can see why people can not praise this film - it is very hard to digest. It is set to so many beautiful classical melodies, and the world it sets into motion is just as luminous and wonderful as the music.

The most beautiful french women stay perfect through dozen childbirths, the children are all tender-hearted and dressed with utmost taste and play lovely games.. Nobody does anything else but loving each other with tenderness and softness and deepest understanding and acceptance. Everything is set in paradisaical garden and color and flowers filled rooms... It is a kind of world that we probably all dream of - with not one note of dissonance, of bad taste, of disorder, of any kind of ugliness or dirt. Except there is still death and loss and terrible pain.. and most graceful and elegant way to live through every turn of life...

Is it a Tran Anh Hung's oriental philosophy and unique artistic sensitivity translated into Western setting, or do they really exist - these perfect, subtle, fragile and prosperous families? Is it them we get a glimpse of - sometimes - on Parisian streets and elegant sea resorts? In any way - the film is extremely beautiful to watch and in the current world of terrible deficit of untainted images and characters, it is worth of the highest appreciation...


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