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Ce qui nous lie (2017)

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After a 10 year absence, Jean returns to his hometown when his father falls ill. Reuniting with his sister Juliette and his brother Jérémie, they have to re-build their relationship and trust as a family again.

Director:

Cédric Klapisch

Writers:

Cédric Klapisch (screenplay), Santiago Amigorena (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pio Marmaï ... Jean
Ana Girardot ... Juliette
François Civil ... Jérémie
Jean-Marc Roulot Jean-Marc Roulot ... Marcel
María Valverde ... Alicia
Yamée Couture ... Océane
Jean-Marie Winling Jean-Marie Winling ... Anselme, le père d'Alicia
Florence Pernel ... Chantal, la mère d'Alicia
Éric Caravaca ... Le père
Tewfik Jallab ... Marouane
Karidja Touré ... Lina
Bruno Raffaelli Bruno Raffaelli ... Le notaire (as Bruno Raffaelli de la Comédie Française)
Eric Bougnon Eric Bougnon ... Gérard, le voisin
Marina Tomé Marina Tomé ... La clerc de notaire
Hervé Mahieux Hervé Mahieux ... Vincent, ouvrier agricole
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Storyline

Three siblings reunite at their home in picturesque Burgundy to save the family vineyard in this tender tale of a new generation finding its own unique blend from acclaimed director Cédric Klapisch (L'Auberge Espagnole). Jean (Pio Marmai), the black sheep of the family, unexpectedly returns home from a decade abroad to reconnect with his hospitalized father. He's welcomed by his strong-willed sister, Juliette (Ana Girardot), who took over the reins of the vineyard after their father fell ill, and Jeremie (Francois Civil), the youngest of the three who has recently married into one of the region's more prestigious wine families. Their father passes shortly after Jean's return, leaving them with the estate and a looming inheritance tax of half a million dollars. As four seasons and two harvests go by, Jean, Juliette, and Jeremie have to learn to reinvent their relationship and trust in each other as they work to preserve the land that ties them together. Written by Music Box Films

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France

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French | English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 June 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Back to Burgundy See more »

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Budget:

€7,870,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,157, 25 March 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$257,610, 21 June 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,461,297, 17 June 2018
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2.35 : 1
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Part of the 21° Edition of the French Film Tour of Mexican chain of movie theaters, Cinepolis. See more »

Soundtracks

Ce qui nous lie est là
Lyrics written by Camélia Jordana & Cédric Klapisch
Music composed by Loïk Dury & Christophe Minck
Performed by Camélia Jordana
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It's not a standout work but quietly confident and satisfying
1 August 2017 | by Kapten VideoSee all my reviews

Making wine and drama. Jean (Pio Marmaï) left his family home ten years ago. When father falls ill, he returns and reunites with his sister Juliette (Ana Girardot) and brother Jérémie (François Civil), to sort out stuff between them. Ah… families. Their problems and conflicts seem very important for themselves, but are often difficult to understand for bystanders. This is also true for writer-director Cédric Klapisch's latest, slow-burning but quite nice drama about the importance of family and the power of forgiving. The short summary feels sugary, and Klapisch does aim for feel-good, but the movie does not try to manipulate with audience in any tasteless way. It is actually realistic depiction of well-behaved and intelligent family's life, where everybody has their problems but these are not solved in overtly dramatic way often expected from family sagas. This subtle approach doesn't make for very engaging drama, but the feel-good factor is important part of the movie. If you care to invest yourself in these characters' lives, you will probably feel like a part of their group in their end. Which is the best thing this kind of movie can ask for. One can also learn quite a lot about making and appreciating wine. 113 minutes makes it rather long watch, it's not a standout work but quietly confident and satisfying. I don't like international and also Estonian title „Back to Burgundy" („Tagasi Burgundiasse") which is not as eloquent as the original – directly translated „What Links Us" („Mis meid seob"). But you would have to watch the movie to care about this, I guess.


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