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An Impossible Love (2018)

Un amour impossible (original title)
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In the late 1950s in Châteauroux, France, Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young man born to a bourgeois family. This brief but passionate connection results in ... See full summary »

Director:

Catherine Corsini

Writers:

Christine Angot (book), Catherine Corsini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginie Efira ... Rachel
Niels Schneider ... Philippe
Jehnny Beth Jehnny Beth ... Chantal / adulte
Estelle Lescure Estelle Lescure ... Chantal / adolescente
Coralie Russier ... Nicole
Iliana Zabeth ... Gaby Schwartz
Catherine Morlot Catherine Morlot ... La grand-mère
Ambre Hasaj Ambre Hasaj ... Chantal / 3 / 5 ans
Sasha Alessandri-Torrès Garcia Sasha Alessandri-Torrès Garcia ... Chantal / 6 / 8 ans
Pierre Salvadori Pierre Salvadori ... Le médecin
Gaël Kamilindi Gaël Kamilindi ... Franck (as Gaël Kamilindi de la Comédie Française)
Simon Bakhouche Simon Bakhouche ... Alain
Didier Sandre Didier Sandre ... Le père de Philippe
Simon Poulain Simon Poulain ... Michel
Siegrid Alnoy Siegrid Alnoy ... La secrétaire du Guide Michelin
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In the late 1950s in Châteauroux, France, Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young man born to a bourgeois family. This brief but passionate connection results in the birth of a daughter, Chantal. Philippe refuses to marry outside of his social class and Rachel has to raise their daughter alone. Regardless, Chantal is a great source of happiness for Rachel. She wishes for Philippe to legally acknowledge his daughter, which would give her his last name. A battle of more than ten years ensues, which will eventually break up all of their lives. Written by Hugo Van Herpe

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Official Sites:

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 November 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

An Impossible Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Châteauroux, Indre, France See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The role of Chantal is played at different ages by 4 actresses. Estelle Lescure, who plays teenage Chantal, is the daughter of Catherine Corsini's friends whom she had lost sight of for several years. See more »

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A gripping film
13 January 2019 | by markberndSee all my reviews

I saw this film in London yesterday and loved it. The story takes place in France in the late 50's. It is about love that is subverted by extreme selfishness and class difference, about shifting attitudes and emotions and about reconciliation. Corsini's direction is understated, and the acting of all the leads is very convincing. The film is over two hours long and I wasn't bored for a second.


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