Christophe Honoré :: France :: 2006 :: 1h32
Two brothers, Paul and Jonathan, in their parental home. Paul, who had left for the countryside with his love Anna returned in a state of suicidal depression. Jonathan, having never left his father, lives with a lightness of being to deal with the drama around him, the death of his sister, the separation of his parents. Both Jonathan and his father want to help Paul back on his feet, and through their efforts we get a candid look into the characters and workings of somewhat broken family.
Romain Duris and Louis Garrel work brilliantly together in a film which has such an old school (Nouvelle Vague) feel to it, although we are clearly in the here and now. Filled with well found little touches, the film progresses slowly but treads with a care rarely found in contemporary cinema. A lot of the weight of the film lies with the impeccable quality of the acting, which which brings to life the weight and depth of the script. A beautiful movie from an excellent director which is clearly intended for lovers of cinema with character.