17 TIMES CÉCILE CASSARD
Director: Christophe Honoré
France, 2002, 105 min
Cast:Béatrice Dalle, Romain Duris, Jeanne Balibar, Ange Ruzé, Johan Oderio-Robles, Tiago Manaïa, Jérôme Kircher, Julien Collet
Crew:Producers: Sepia Production, ARP, Arte France Cinema - Screenwriter: Christophe Honoré - Editor: Chantal Hymans - Cinematographer: Remy Chevrin - Sound: Michel Casang, Valérie de Loof, Thierry Delor
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Portrait of a young woman trying to rebuild her life after the devastating and accidental death of her husband. Told in 17 snapshot moments that define her journey, Dalle gives one of her best performances since Betty Blue. Leaving her young son with her sister (Jeanne Balibar, Only God Sees Me), she makes an attempt to create a new life in Toulouse, where she strikes up a friendship with a homosexual barman Matthieu (Romain Duris). Her life begins to take many strange turns in this psychological odyssey of reinventing oneself from the key moments of one's life.
About the director
Christophe Honoré is a novelist. This is his first feature.