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One of the best French films I've ever bought........
on 26 October 2013
........and I have a considerable number of them! I've only previously seen one film with Patrick Bruel, a top pop singer in France, and that was many many years ago when he was the age most pop singers usually are. This is a remarkable story, told in three separate time phases as a man around forty years old in 1985 recalls events from his youth, and the revelations of a terrible family secret from the decade before his own birth. Brilliant performances from the five principal actors, Bruel, Cecile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Julie Depardieu and Matthieu Almaric. I imagine this film will permanently feature in any Top Ten list I'd ever be asked to draw up.