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Mal de pierres (2016)

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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.

Director:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marion Cotillard ... Gabrielle
Alex Brendemühl ... José (as Àlex Brendemühl)
Louis Garrel ... Le lieutenant André Sauvage
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 - l'ordonnance
Victor Quilichini Victor Quilichini ... Marc Rabascal
Ange Black-Bereyziat Ange Black-Bereyziat ... Marc Rabascal
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 ... Un garçon à la fête
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

France | Belgium | Canada

Language:

French | Spanish | German

Release Date:

28 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un momento de amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Lyon, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€10,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,473, 30 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,757, 20 August 2017
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is one of two films starring Marion Cotillard to be selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The other is It's Only the End of the World (2016). See more »

Goofs

It's very unlikely that, in the fifties in France, Gabrielle would be diagnosed by a female doctor. See more »

Connections

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

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Une nuit à Briançon
by Michel Favre
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Absolutely loved it.
27 June 2018 | by LuisaContini14See all my reviews

I loved this film. It is such a great story told beautifully. I don't want to say too much because I think it's better to let the film take you on its journey but it is supremely acted by Marion Cotillard who wholly inhabits Gabrielle and Alex Brudenmahel was just a revelation. He says so much without saying much at all. I would recommend that you skip the critics reviews and just watch the film and judge for yourself.


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