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December 1, 2013
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November 15, 2012
This atmospheric and moody film, from director Jalil Lespert, and based upon the novel by Olivier Adam, creates a powerful and unsettling mood from the off - when Paul Anderen's wife fails to return home from work, his life is thrown into freefall. His concerned family bring him back to St. Malo, and there he befriends another man whose life is out of control, and begins an awkward romance with the girl he is teaching to drive.

Not all of this film works as well as the rest - the romantic subplot felt very schematic, and spelt out by a scene of obvious exposition from the girl - and the resolution of another storyline felt very clear from the outset - but these don't detract too much from the central story, winningly played by all involved. There is much to admire in Des Vents Contraires, but I felt with a little more work, it could have been more still.
June 7, 2012
Benoit Magimel is one of the very few artist wow managed to be successful as a child actor as well as an adult actor. He is the center part of this dark movie where you cannot help sharing his pain throughout the development of the story. The movie is not the best I have seen but the heavy atmosphere is working. Ramzy is surprisingly convincing as a drama actor as well as the little boy who plays the son of Benoit. He is amazingly talented, specially in the last part where he brings tears to your eyes.
March 31, 2012
Do not, repeat DO NOT go and see this film because Audrey Tautou is listed in the cast as she is in a very small part appearing intermittently throughout.. we went on those grounds and were left slightly let down by what otherwise is an OK mystery/romance/self discovery film.
NO, wait, it's actually a bot of a let down on its own terms as a man whose wife disappears makes mistake after mistake and curiously everyone is nice to him for it.
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