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World Cinema Classics • Drama, Romance, UR
Five milestone scenes from a couple’s life – from that giddy first meeting through to marriage, birth, infidelity and annulment – are painfully played out in reverse chronological order in François Ozon’s keen examination of the theatrical nature of relationships. With the benefit of hindsight, the audience becomes the detective, alert to any hints and clues that the marriage was doomed from the start. Starring Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi and Stéphane Freiss, this is an intimate and deeply personal tragedy, albeit one that has a happy ending.