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By the Sea (2015)

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A couple tries to repair their marriage while staying at a hotel in France.

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(as Angelina Jolie Pitt)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Roland
... Vanessa (as Angelina Jolie Pitt)
... Lea
... François
... Michel
... Patrice
Marika Green ... Dress Shop Saleswoman
... Grocery Clerk
Aldo Buontempo ... Fisherman
Philippe Martinet ... Maitre D'
Francis Xuereb ... Hotel Receptionist
Malcolm Beethans ... Older Couple
Kathleen Beethans ... Older Couple
Bjorn Kubin ... Fancy Couple at Café
Penny Dix ... Fancy Couple at Café
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Storyline

Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner. Written by Production

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When we die on the inside, the outside is left wandering dangerously by the sea.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 December 2015 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Frente al mar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$96,250, 15 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$531,009, 6 December 2015
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Two male cast members (Brad Pitt & Melvil Poupaud) share the auteur François Roland Truffaut's name, with Brad Pitt called Roland and Melvil Poupaud called François. See more »

Goofs

When Vanessa is in the bathtub as Roland describes what is happening in the neighboring room, Vanessa is shown with the water level just above her nipples, then shown resting her head on the edge of the tub and sinking a little lower. A few seconds later, during which her head has not moved, the water level is a couple inches below her nipples when it ought to be an inch or so above them. See more »

Quotes

Vanessa: Do you see that fisherman? He goes out every day, comes back every night. Hardly catches any fish. What keeps him from going insane? From being so tired of it all? What is it we don't know?
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The film opens with the early 1970's Universal Pictures logo. See more »

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Referenced in The Chase Australia: Episode #2.74 (2016) See more »

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Mountain Air
Written by Tab Smith, Edmund Anderson
Performed by Sandy Williams
Courtesy of Fantasy
By arrangement with Concord Music Group, Inc.
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one of a kind
15 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

I could be one of the few to actually not only like but LOVE this film. The movie conveyed a simple common plot that encounters many couples but it conveyed through the most beautiful cinematography and magnificent scenery which in a way reflected the movie's aspects. I was instantly in love with the film's aesthetic and colors that grabbed by instant attention once the film rolled it opening credits. We rarely find nowadays films that carry such a simple issue told gradually through dramatic and grieving episodes provided from the characters which kept us on edge. And what made me think that this movie can be considered a one of a kind is the way the story was told. I love how they didn't hand out the the reason of the couple's misery right way but instead told us in pieces and eventually spilling the beans at they very end. Overall, the movie was absolutely beautiful with the most amazing breathtaking scenery and color. Not to mention the wonderful dramatic thrilling acting of Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt that depicted the intense misery of the couple.


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