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Let the Sunshine In (2017)

Un beau soleil intérieur (original title)
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Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love at last.

Director:

Claire Denis

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Christine Angot (screenplay), Claire Denis (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliette Binoche ... Isabelle
Xavier Beauvois ... Vincent
Philippe Katerine Philippe Katerine ... Mathieu
Josiane Balasko ... Maxime
Sandrine Dumas ... Ariane
Nicolas Duvauchelle ... L'acteur
Alex Descas ... Marc
Laurent Grévill Laurent Grévill ... François
Bruno Podalydès Bruno Podalydès ... Fabrice
Paul Blain Paul Blain ... Sylvain
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... La femme dans la voiture
Gérard Depardieu ... Denis, le voyant
Schemci Lauth Schemci Lauth
Charles Pépin Charles Pépin ... Homme campagne
Tania de Montaigne Tania de Montaigne ... Femme campagne
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Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love at last.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 September 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Let the Sunshine In See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,699, 29 April 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$866,714, 26 July 2018
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1.66 : 1
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A jaded but mostly visceral musing on romantic realities
16 May 2018 | by mtruskSee all my reviews

I don't think the people giving this a 1/10 went into this with realistic expectations. This is French cinema, it's going to be sad and harsh and difficult and the character likely won't come to a concrete and obvious realization leading to her happiness. This movie does not hold your hand, but it is well worth it for those willing to look deeper into their emotional history to see what it is reaching for. There are some conversations that don't land but a lot do because Juliette Binoche gives a stellar performance. This is the type of character study that most actresses wait their whole life to do, she's a volcano of emotions bubbling under the surface for the whole runtime. Her character is probably a "bad person". She dates several married men, but that does not invalidate her problems. This movie is about the idea that chasing perfection can often lead you down the wrong path in your relationships and lead to a fear of commitment. For anyone who finds it difficult to be swept off your feet and easily believe in the rest of your life with someone, this is the movie for you. If you think the title of the film is a task that is easy to achieve, maybe it isn't.


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