When the Sea Rises (Quand la Mer Monte...) (2006)

When the Sea Rises (Quand la Mer Monte...)



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When the Sea Rises... is the first film written and directed by actress Yolande Moreau (who also stars in the film) and cinematographer Gilles Porte (who also shot the film). Moreau stars as Irène, who is traveling the north of France performing her one-woman show. In the stage show, Irène plays a loud, obese, ugly (she wears a clownish mask) woman who comically confesses murder to the audience. At each performance, she pulls a random man out of the crowd and makes him her accomplice/lover in a … More

Rating: G
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Gilles Porte, Yolande Moreau
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On DVD: Oct 17, 2006
New Yorker Films


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[When the Sea Rises] treads lightly, but leaves little impression.

Full Review… | November 27, 2006
AV Club
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When the Sea Rises remains a strangely sad love story of rare poetic power.

Full Review… | February 15, 2006
New York Observer
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An eccentric French comedy that is never quite as charming as it intends to be.

February 3, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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A charming, accessible movie that spotlights Moreau's talent against a fanciful cinematic backdrop.

Full Review… | January 19, 2006
Newark Star-Ledger
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It's nice to see a love story that deals with mature people. We're not likely to get anything like it from Hollywood.

January 13, 2006
New York Post
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It's a bountiful showcase for Moreau, whose lopsided, squinty beauty grows on you just as it grows on the drifter who eagerly volunteers from the audience each night.

Full Review… | January 13, 2006
New York Daily News
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