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Mal de pierres (2016)

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In 1950s France, Gabrielle is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André.

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Le lieutenant André Sauvage
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José Rabascal (as Àlex Brendemühl)
Brigitte Roüan ...
Adèle - la mère de Gabrielle
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Jeannine - la soeur de Gabrielle
Aloïse Sauvage ...
Agostine
Daniel Para ...
Martin - le père de Gabrielle et de Jeannine
Jihwan Kim ...
Blaise - l'ordonnance
Victor Quilichini ...
Marc Rabascal à 14 ans
Ange Black-Bereyziat ...
Marc Rabascal à 7 ans
Sören Rochefort ...
Georget
Camilo Acosta Mendoza ...
Camilo
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Paco
Julio Bollullo Carasco ...
Julio
Folco Jullien ...
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Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) comes from a small village in the South of France, at a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents marry her to José (Alex Brendemühl), an honest and loving Spanish farm worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her. Despite José's devotion to her, Gabrielle vows that she will never love José and lives like a prisoner bound by the constraints of conventional post-World War II society until the day she is sent away to a cure in the Alps to heal her kidney stones. There she meets André Sauvage (Louis Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War, who rekindles the passion buried inside her. She promises they will run away together, and André seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams? Written by Polly_Kat

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some strong sexuality and graphic nudity | See all certifications »
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€10,300,000 (estimated)
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This is one of two films starring Marion Cotillard to be selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The other is It's Only the End of the World (2016). See more »

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It's very unlikely that, in the fifties in France, Gabrielle would be diagnosed by a female doctor. See more »

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It is a beautiful movie!
4 May 2017 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Its hard to start where. I mean the movie is like an eternally flowing river. So you simply don't know where it started or ends. Just like Gabrielle's life, feelings, emotions, love....oh the list is long. Marion is fantastic! She is the live wire of the movie. She takes you wherever she wants to go, quite easily along with her journey. Her intensity, stature, fervor has always been her identity or trademark in any movie she acts on. Jose is equally good with his supposedly subdued character. But his silence, that mostly lives in, reflected through his razor sharp eyes hangs on your head like a dagger. I am not too sure of Lt. Andre's character. As to me, was the weakest cast in the movie. True, with his illness there was nothing much he could do in the role, but his imposed vampire look didn't help much to build whatever left to build, either.

Daniel Pemberton's Music was awesome and soothing. Use of violin in an alluring pitch in many intense scenes was spellbinding. Chris captures gorgeous landscapes and close-ups. Nicole has done a fantastic job bunching up all these talents together. Simply Fantastic! I will live a long time mesmerizing on this beautifully crafted movie.

This movie deserves a generous 9/10!


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