Après lui (2007)




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Screen legend Catherine Deneuve stars as a grieving mother who forms an unusual relationship with the former best friend of her recently departed son in director Gaël Morel's melancholy drama. When Camille (Denuve)'s son was killed in a car accident, the devastating loss proved too much for emotionally fragile mother to bear. Now desperately clinging to any reminder of the son she held so close to her heart, Camille becomes increasingly fixated on Frank (Thomas Dumerchez) - the young man who was not only her child's best friend, but the one who was responsible for the tragic accident that took his life as well. At first, Frank is receptive to Camille's advances. It's not long, however, before the pair's scandalous relationship prompts many of Camille's friends to distance themselves from the increasingly unstable woman. Later, as Camille's obsession with Frank turns menacing, the relationship between grief-stricken mother and her guilt-ridden lover begins to take on ominous undertones. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Critic Reviews for Après lui

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Script's veneer of invention doesn't always lift characters or situations above cringe-making cliche. But well-cast thesps imbue pic's social experiment with a fair quotient of believability, no matter how extreme the situations.

Full Review… | May 18, 2007
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a great effort from a great actress who is at the peak of her powers in this, her sixth decade in movies.

Full Review… | September 2, 2009

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Full Review… | August 18, 2009
Movie Metropolis

If Deneuve wasn't in it, the film would be unwatchable.

Full Review… | July 5, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The amazing Catherine Deneuve proves why she should still be on any list of the great international actresses.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009

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Full Review… | October 12, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Après lui

The story is a little bit hollow (but you can also read it as one of the characteristics of typical French Cinema whereas everything is as plain as every day life), yet repressing. Catherine Deneuve is still fabulous. Beth Gibbons' [Mysteries] (song) certainly did move a lot.


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