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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 »
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Cast

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 ... Un garçon à la 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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Country:

France | Belgium | Canada

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:

€10,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,473, 30 July 2017

Gross USA:

$37,757
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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

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

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Espiritus
by David Dahan
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Love Hurts!
17 June 2018 | by random_jimSee all my reviews

I absolutely loved this film, French films are masters at this type of art. The longing for love the unknown forbidden fruit. Not wanting it yet finding it out of the blue, again metaphorical substances, her pain is real, the stone in her body is real, not attention seeking as her mother would say. Just as painful as her yearning for love, to be loved, to give love, naive, curious... The parents strict in many ways we do not know as to what she went through as a young child, but it forms and shapes her womanhood. Her mind in turmoil, visions, fantasies that are alive as daylight. Twists and turns in the film that left me totally glued as to what is going on with this creature, this beauty, these consequences that are occurring all the time, her loveless marriage, her son... It's the passion of love, lasting a mere moment in a lifetime, and ending so abruptly. To reconcile with herself, in the end finding who she is, finding her inner peace...she is in reality a part of most of mankind.


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