Fifteen years earlier, Marie, a well off young woman, had set up house with Boris, a working class man. They loved each other and had twin daughters, Jade and Margaux. But now, Marie and Boris do not get along anymore and have decided to get a divorce. The trouble is that Boris cannot afford to find a new place of his own and, in the meantime must continue to cohabit. Marie desperately wants Boris away and cannot put up with him any longer. Her partner, for his part, will not leave home unless she gives him half of what the house is worth. Marie refuses because she is the one who bought the place. Boris refuses because he renovated it and brought considerable added value to their belonging. The situation is deadlocked. How will they get out of this hell?Written by
[to his daughters]
It scares you when we shout? You think we shout a lot? Too often? We still love each other. We shout, but we love each other. It mustn't worry you. It's not against you. You know that? It changes nothing for you. We love you both and it doesn't change how we feel. It's nothing to do with you. We'll try not to shout again. We promise.
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A divorce is never easy and such settings have been plainly used by movies in any countries.
This movie however adresses a specific topic, as the matter is on separate maintenance, money and housing. Here, the focus is not the fight for the children, as almost always in such movies.
This topic is addressed through a specific situation: if the couple separates after years of common life, they continue to cohabitate, because of the money issues the man has and because they couldn't find an agreement on the split.
I felt this movie had somehow two parts, one with the conflict between the former couple, the rising of tension, the dynamics. At that time, I would have given it a 8: well shot, well directed, we are faced with a situation that can't last.
The second part tries to go on with the story, with the objective to make things move and reach a conclusion. It was necessary but less successful.
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