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La villa (2017)

Three grown children gathered at the picturesque villa of their dying father reflect on where they are, who they have become, and what they have inherited.

Director:

Robert Guédiguian

Writers:

Robert Guédiguian (screenplay), Serge Valletti (screenplay)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ariane Ascaride ... Angèle Barberini
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Joseph
Gérard Meylan ... Armand
Jacques Boudet Jacques Boudet ... Martin - le père d'Yvan
Anaïs Demoustier ... Bérangère
Robinson Stévenin Robinson Stévenin ... Benjamin
Yann Trégouët Yann Trégouët ... Yvan
Geneviève Mnich Geneviève Mnich ... Suzanne - la mère d'Yvan
Fred Ulysse Fred Ulysse ... Maurice - le père
Diouc Koma ... Le soldat
Haylana Bechir Haylana Bechir ... Jeune réfugiée
Ayoub Oaued Ayoub Oaued ... Enfant réfugié 1
Giani Roux Giani Roux ... Enfant réfugié 2
Esther Seignon Esther Seignon ... Blanche
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Storyline

Sixty-year-old Angèle Barberini, an actress, returns to her father's villa, situated in a beautiful creek near Marseille. She left the place twenty years before following a terrible trauma she experienced there, swearing never to come back. But now Maurice, her genitor, who has just been the victim of a stroke is persistent vegetative, with no hope of recovery and her presence is needed. Her two brothers, Joseph, an embittered retired worker, and Armand, the manager of the local restaurant, welcome her. They must look to the future and decide what measures to take concerning the villa and the restaurant. But the past, on the other hand, has its say. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Arabic

Release Date:

29 November 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa Junto ao Mar See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,461,828, 10 May 2018
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

French visa # 145.288. See more »

Connections

Edited from Ki lo sa? (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want You
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
© 1966 Dwarf Music
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a film with unexpected themes
11 May 2018 | by sophia7See all my reviews

First, I saw this without subtitles in my native language, so I may have missed a bit, but the poignant story came through anyway. It's time-tested: family dealing with pending death, but much more slips in: love, politics, real estate exploitation, to name just a few. The sites of the Mediterranean are delightful, as are visions of a life that is disappearing there. At the end, I thought, unlike another reviewer here, that these actors truly inhabited their characters; they caught me up. I did find the smoking disturbing, but that people resort to smoking again in a time of crisis is not unusual. The only consistent smoker was a young person, so go figure. Enjoy this film, if you can. It does not disappoint.


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