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From the Land of the Moon (2016)

Mal de pierres (original title)
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In 1950s France, Gabrielle is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André.

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Nicole Garcia

Writers:

Milena Agus (based on the novel by), Natalie Carter (collaboration) | 6 more credits »
16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marion Cotillard ... Gabrielle
Louis Garrel ... André Sauvage
Alex Brendemühl ... José
Brigitte Roüan Brigitte Roüan ... Adèle
Victoire Du Bois Victoire Du Bois ... Jeannine
Aloïse Sauvage ... Agostine
Daniel Para Daniel Para ... Martin
Jihwan Kim Jihwan Kim ... Blaise
Victor Quilichini Victor Quilichini ... Marc 14 ans
Ange Black-Bereyziat Ange Black-Bereyziat ... Marc 7 ans
Sören Rochefort Sören Rochefort ... Georget
Camilo Acosta Mendoza Camilo Acosta Mendoza ... Camilo
Francisco Alfonsin ... Paco
Julio Bollullo Carasco Julio Bollullo Carasco ... Julio
Folco Jullien Folco Jullien ... Garçon fête
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Gabrielle comes from a small village in the South of France, at a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents marry her to José, an honest and loving Spanish farm worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her. Despite José's devotion to her, she vows that she will never love José and lives like a prisoner bound by the constraints of conventional post-World War II society until the day she is sent away to a cure in the Alps to heal her kidney stones. There she meets André Sauvage, a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War, who rekindles the passion buried inside her. She promises they will run away together, and he seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams? Written by Polly_Kat

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Sometimes Love is the Only Thing That's Real

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the novel, the action takes place in Sardinia (Italy), while the film is set in France - in Provence, the French coastal town of La Ciotat, the Swiss alps and Lyon. See more »

Goofs

When Gabrielle is in front of her mirror before being asked to go the doctor in the clinic, you can see a modern light switch as well as well as a grounded power outlet on the right. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Evening Urgant: Dolph Lundgren (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Trio avec piano D.929 Op.100
Composed by Franz Schubert
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Marion Cotillard in a superb performance as a difficult lady.
26 February 2018 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

I watched this at home on DVD from my local library. My wife skipped, she doesn't enjoy reading subtitles. It is mostly in French and I watched it with English subtitles.

I got the movie mainly because it features Marion Cotillard. She is a lovely lady and one of the best actresses of the current generation.

Here she is Gabrielle, part of a farming family in France that includes her dad and mom, plus a younger sister. We see that she was difficult growing up, what some may call "mean." And also fixated on nudity and sex. Looking like she might never marry, her parents made a deal with one of the workers, a Mr. Rabascal, if he would marry her then they would help set him up with his own masonry business. He agrees, Gabrielle eventually goes along, but she tells him directly that she will never love him and they will not have husband-wife relations. In her magnanimity she tells him she doesn't mind if he goes into the city to hire a prostitute.

I will not say much more except to say it is mainly a character study of Gabrielle, how she deals with her difficult personality, in the end trying to achieve some happiness with her husband and son who has a gift for playing the piano.

Marion Cotillard is superb.


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Country:

France | Belgium | Canada | Spain

Language:

French | Spanish | German

Release Date:

28 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

From the Land of the Moon See more »

Filming Locations:

Lyon, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR10,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,473, 30 July 2017

Gross USA:

$47,748

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,025,034
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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