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L'économie du couple (2016)

After 15 years of marriage, a couple with two kids is about to divorce. Until the husband find a new place to live, they have to cohabit, and figure out how to share their belongings.

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Marie Barrault
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Boris Marker
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Christine, dite Babou
Jade Soentjens ...
Jade Marker
Margaux Soentjens ...
Margaux Marker
Francesco Italiano ...
Ami soirée
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Ami soirée
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Amie soirée
Ariane Rousseau ...
Amie soirée
Philippe Jeusette ...
Goran
Annick Johnson ...
Agent immobilier
Maxime Kesteman ...
Maxime
Pascal Rogard ...
Antoine
Lara Seldrum ...
Alix
Bernard Dauchot ...
Le juge
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Fifteen years earlier, Marie, a well off young woman, had set up house with Boris, a working class man. They loved each other and had twin daughters, Jade and Margaux. But now, Marie and Boris do not get along anymore and have decided to get a divorce. The trouble is that Boris cannot afford to find a new place of his own and, in the meantime must continue to cohabit. Marie desperately wants Boris away and cannot put up with him any longer. Her partner, for his part, will not leave home unless she gives him half of what the house is worth. Marie refuses because she is the one who bought the place. Boris refuses because he renovated it and brought considerable added value to their belonging. The situation is deadlocked. How will they get out of this hell? Written by Guy Bellinger

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French visa # 141123. See more »

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Features La religieuse (2013) See more »

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Prelude in B Minor BWV 855 A
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Played by Andrei Yeh, piano
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A domestic war study

This film is a rather realistic and also depressing drama. The true story and also accurate description of the daily trench war, domestic trench war between a man and a woman married since fifteen years and who see their couple fall apart like an iceberg in hot summer. It is highly depressing because it is so close to reality for many many folks. Some sequences are very disturbing, such as the one when the man comes inside the house, during the diner with his wife's friends...You have the feeling to watch real life events and people talk like in real life. I thought of another film also starring the outstanding Berenice Bejo: LE PASSE, released three years ago. The story was not really the same but the directing and acting were very similar.

Don't miss it. But not if you are with your wife or husband and you get through a major crisis. Because that would not make it. Choose BRICE DE NICE instead.


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