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Après lui (2007)

A woman (Catherine Deneuve) becomes obsessed with her son's best friend after her child dies in a car accident.

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Camille
Thomas Dumerchez ...
Franck
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François
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Laure
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Pauline
Luis Rego ...
Le père de Franck
Adrien Jolivet ...
Mathieu
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Le serveur au concert
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Frère de Franck
Abderahmane Batouche ...
Client bar
Raphaël Benchemhoun ...
Paul
Magali Bonat ...
Maud
Zé Branco ...
Femme pension
Véra Briole ...
Isabelle
Gilles Chabrier ...
Ludo
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Camille, a middle-aged bookstore owner had a son she loved, Mathieu. Now Camille has a young friend, Franck. Her family disapproves. All the more as Franck is responsible for the car accident in which Mathieu got killed. How did she end up there? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Gaël Morel pays a double homage to François Truffaut by calling his heroine Lachenay (the name of Truffaut's childhood friend) and Guy Marchand François. See more »

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Referenced in Love Songs (2007) See more »

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Late Night Partner
Written and performed by Ed Harcourt
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An intensive journey
13 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

As the only review of Après Lui at the moment is rather a negative one, I feel the need to say that this film is an intensive journey through the pain of human loss and the desperate search to regain a grip on life. Nobody understands Camille, which leads to sad and often lonely moments. This film is beautifully written and directed. Gaël Morel is a fine director who deserves a wide audience for his work. His leading actress Catherine Deneuve is impressive, but this is also the case with promising young actors as Dumerchez (who also played the lead in Morel's Le Clan) and Jolivet. On the soundtrack Beth Gibbons with the song Mysteries which brings back happy memories for someone who isn't there anymore. An English subtitled DVD is now available in Australia.


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