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Valley of Love (2015)

Unrated | | Drama | 17 June 2015 (France)
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Isabelle and Gérard go to a strange appointment in Death Valley, California. They have not seen each other for years and are here to answer to an invitation from their son Michael, a ... See full summary »

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Guillaume Nicloux

Writers:

Guillaume Nicloux (screenplay), David H. Pickering (translation)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Isabelle Huppert ... Isabelle (as Huppert)
Gérard Depardieu ... Gérard (as Depardieu)
Dan Warner ... Paul, homme couple
Aurélia Thiérrée Aurélia Thiérrée ... Femme couple
Dionne Houle Dionne Houle ... La vieille dame
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Isabelle and Gérard go to a strange appointment in Death Valley, California. They have not seen each other for years and are here to answer to an invitation from their son Michael, a photographer, which they received after his suicide, six months ago. Written by Le Pacte

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Taglines:

Waiting for a miracle to cure lost love and regret.

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Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

17 June 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,849, 27 March 2016

Gross USA:

$28,648

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,264,277
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Soundtrack contains long snippets from the soundtrack of David Finchers "Zodiac" Film. See more »

Goofs

End of November, temperatures would not be as hot as in the film. See more »

Quotes

Gérard: I'm not letting a Hungarian castrate me, that's for sure
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compelling couple
22 December 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Former couple Isabelle (Isabelle Huppert) and Gérard (Gérard Depardieu) reunites for a mysterious mission. They are semi-famous actors. They're married to others with kids dealing with personal issues. They were estranged from their son Michael who committed suicide. Then they got letters after his death promising to see them in Death Valley on a specific day after a schedule of places and times.

These are legendary French actors and it's fascinating to see them together as somewhat themselves out in the real world. It starts out as a compelling mystery as to what's going on. As the characters reveal the secret, the actors are free to become a real couple. That's what most compelling about this movie. These two actors project a real history. The ending is somewhat muddled. I'm not sure what's happening but maybe that's the movie.


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