Éric Caravaca
FRA 2005
81 min

Thomas gets a call to identify his brother Richard's body in Marseille. The two hadn't been in touch for some time, and it's obvious that some troubling issue was keeping them apart before Richard's death. Thomas travels along the coast to the rarely used family vacation home. Among his brother's belongings was a photo from happier days, with Richard and a woman next to a hotel by the beach. Without explaining who he is, Thomas checks into the hotel and discovers that the woman, Jeanne, owns the place and was Richard's girlfriend. A mournful air has settled on the place, and not just because off-season beach resorts are always depressing. Best known for his role in Patrice Chéreau's Son frère, Eric Caravaca plays with some of the same themes, though the focus here is on the need to digest the past before moving on to the future. Grégoire Hetzel's score, full of nervous violins and deeply plucked cellos, emphasizes the inner turmoil at the center of the melancholy mental landscape. (Jay Weissberg)

  • Vincent Rottiers - Brahim
  • Éric Caravaca - Villar
  • Julie Depardieu
  • Éric Caravaca
  • Laurent Perreau
  • Céline Bozon
  • Benoît Hillebrant
  • Simon Jacquet
  • Grégoire Hetzel
  • Patrick Durand
  • Valérie Saradjian
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35 mm
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