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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

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Catherine Corsini (scenario), Laurette Polmanss (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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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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When proposing Rachel's role to Virginie Efira, Catherine Corsini was still unaware of whether she would call on a second actress to play the older character. See more »

Connections

Features Elevator to the Gallows (1958) See more »

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Crush test with yourself to test your limits
18 May 2019 | by e-angelouSee all my reviews

The plot is overloaded with all sorts of personal, psychological, familial malfunctions. It ends up tiring you rather than entertain or make one think. The development of the characters is a bit predictable even though they have many different hardships to undergo. The acting is excellent without an exception and the aesthetics of the film is brilliant. I'd say it's like a crush test for yourself to see how you'll react and what you think intuitively about all that's going on.


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Official Sites:

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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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$2,005,749
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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