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It's Only the End of the World (2016)

Juste la fin du monde (original title)
Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

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Pierre Jolicoeur
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Louis (15 ans)
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Louis (5-6 ans)
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Antoine (16-22 ans)
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After 12 years of absence, Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a writer, goes back to his hometown, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family. As resentment soon rewrites the course of the afternoon, fits and feuds unfold, fuelled by loneliness and doubt, while all attempts of empathy are sabotaged by people's incapacity to listen and love. Written by Polly_Kat

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It would have been a lovely family dinner. If it weren't the last. See more »

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Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux had previously starred together in La belle et la bête (2014). See more »

Quotes

La mère: We'll be better prepared next time...
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Version of Juste la fin du monde de Jean-Luc Lagarce (2010) See more »

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I Miss You
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Unexpectedly Brilliant
24 September 2016 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Critics shouldn't be criticizing films they don't understand. Xavier Dolan's movies are extremely subtle in their acting and dialogues which I think makes it more difficult for non-French speakers to understand. This is especially true for this film since the movie is based upon the impossibility to communicate. That's probably why most of the bad reviews come from American newspapers. I mean, I'm French and I honestly admire non-French speaking fans of Dolan because subtitles aren't enough to communicate the subtlety of each word and tone. Aside from that it's only a matter of taste.

I agree on the fact that some characters are a bit stereotyped, especially during the scenes in which the whole family is gathered. However each actor has a scene in which they speak in private with Louis and that's when their characters get interesting. The film is aesthetically brilliant and allows you to understand things only eyes can communicate. The movie constantly creates an emotional tension, something I've rarely felt.


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