Leaving DVD


With her idle bourgeois lifestyle getting her down well-to-do mother Suzanne goes back to work as a physiotherapist in the south of France. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room in their backyard but when Suzanne and the man hired to do the building work meet their mutual attraction is sudden and violent. Suzanne must then decide whether to give up everything and live this all engulfing passion to the fullest.

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29 November 2010
85 minutes 
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    Heather Crimmins

    I loved this film and the conflicts of power and responsibilities. A small story, very well acted with the obvious pain and difficulties well portrayed.

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French drama starring Kristin Scott Thomas. Suzanne (Scott Thomas) is a comfortably wealthy wife and mother living with her doctor husband, Samuel (Yvan Attal), and their teenage children in the South of France. Tired of her idle, bourgeois lifestyle, Suzanne decides to resume her career as a physiotherapist, and begins to renovate an outbuilding in the garden as a clinic. When she meets Ivan (Sergi Lopez), the handyman hired to do the building work, she falls violently in love with him, and has soon decided to give up everything - husband, children, money and home - to follow her passions.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Kristin Scott Thomas brings another extraordinary performance to the big screen, with a role that has already earned her a nomination for France s highest accolade for an actress Best Actress at the Cesar Awards 2010. This is Kristin's first French speaking lead role since I Loved You So Long, which garnered high critical praise and earned over one million pounds at the UK box office. Suzanne (Scott Thomas) is married to Samuel (Yvan Attal) with two children. When she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist, it brings her into contact with a builder called Ivan (Sergi Lopez), an odd job man who has been to prison. The mutual at¬traction is sudden and violent. As Suzanne spirals out of control, she must decide between her family or living this all-engulfing passion to the full. Actors: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sergi Lopez, Yvan Attal, Bernard Blancan, Aladin Reibel Directors: Catherine Corsini Language: French Subtitles: English Number of discs: 1

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