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An Impossible Love (2018)

Un amour impossible (original title)
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In the late 1950s in Châteauroux, France, Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young man born to a bourgeois family. This brief but passionate connection results in ... See full summary »

Director:

Catherine Corsini

Writers:

Christine Angot (book), Catherine Corsini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginie Efira ... Rachel
Niels Schneider ... Philippe
Jehnny Beth Jehnny Beth ... Chantal / adulte
Estelle Lescure Estelle Lescure ... Chantal / adolescente
Coralie Russier ... Nicole
Iliana Zabeth ... Gaby Schwartz
Catherine Morlot Catherine Morlot ... La grand-mère
Ambre Hasaj Ambre Hasaj ... Chantal / 3 / 5 ans
Sasha Alessandri-Torrès Garcia Sasha Alessandri-Torrès Garcia ... Chantal / 6 / 8 ans
Pierre Salvadori Pierre Salvadori ... Le médecin
Gaël Kamilindi Gaël Kamilindi ... Franck (as Gaël Kamilindi de la Comédie Française)
Simon Bakhouche Simon Bakhouche ... Alain
Didier Sandre Didier Sandre ... Le père de Philippe
Simon Poulain Simon Poulain ... Michel
Siegrid Alnoy Siegrid Alnoy ... La secrétaire du Guide Michelin
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In the late 1950s in Châteauroux, France, Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young man born to a bourgeois family. This brief but passionate connection results in the birth of a daughter, Chantal. Philippe refuses to marry outside of his social class and Rachel has to raise their daughter alone. Regardless, Chantal is a great source of happiness for Rachel. She wishes for Philippe to legally acknowledge his daughter, which would give her his last name. A battle of more than ten years ensues, which will eventually break up all of their lives. Written by Hugo Van Herpe

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Official Sites:

Website Virginie Efira

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 November 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

An Impossible Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Châteauroux, Indre, France See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,005,749
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Catherine Corsini confesses that she did not have an actress in mind for the role of Rachel at the time of writing the film, let alone Virginie Efira she had never seen play. See more »

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Features Elevator to the Gallows (1958) See more »

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Amazing performances
12 July 2019 | by acheampongwamekwameSee all my reviews

An impeccable film held together by astonishing performances and a very understated direction. I don't know if I am biased because French is my first language, but I found the film so incredibly real. Even at the lengthy runtime, I barely felt it. Corsini is at the top of their career with this film!


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