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Beatrice Dalle, who made her screen debut as the title character in Betty Blue (1986), gets a showcase role in this 2009 French drama, as a despondent, middle-aged mathematics professor clinging to her college-age nephew as she drinks herself to death. The promise of incest hangs over their story, but writer-director Patric Chiha is more concerned with tenderly observing their ardent, age-inappropriate relationship, in which the wisdom of experience seems scant recompense for the potential of youth. In French with subtitles.



  • Patric Chiha


  • Béatrice Dalle
  • Isaïe Sultan
  • Alain Libolt
  • Udo Samel
  • Tatiana Vialle
  • Raphaël Bouvet
  • Sylvia Rohrer
  • Bernd Birkhahn
  • Manuel Marmier
  • Gisèle Vienne
  • Gloria Pedemonte
  • Thomas Landbo


  • Charlotte Vincent

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