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After Love (L'économie du couple) (2017)

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Critic Consensus: After Love isn't easy viewing, but its brutally honest examination of a crumbling family offers powerful performances and penetrating insights that make it well worth the effort.

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From the director of "OUR CHILDREN", comes the stark story of Boris (Cédric Kahn) and Marie (Bérénice Bejo), a couple who have decided to separate after 15 years together. They have two girls that they adore. However, cash-strapped Boris is still living in the family home. When all is said and done, neither of the two is willing to give up.Now this apartment is a war zone and their situation a nightmare. Joachim Lafosse captures with great magnitude, the painfully intimate, harrowingly fascinating drama about the emotional and financial complexities of a separation and the complexity of the end of a long love story.

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[A] perceptive drama ...

August 10, 2017 | Full Review…
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Most films about relationships on the rocks center on things like betrayal and guilt and lust. Rare is the work that tackles one of the most common and corrosive sources of conflict among couples: financial instability.

August 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Though undoubtedly a flawed enterprise, After Love is a formal wonder, due to the efforts of Lafosse, photographer Jean-François Hensgens, and production designer Olivier Radot.

August 9, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

An irritating movie about irritating people.

August 8, 2017 | Full Review…

As sharp and savage as any breakup drama this side of A Separation.

August 8, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's like Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage condensed into a shorter timeframe and only a handful of rooms, although its depiction of a crumbling relationship can be just as complex, if not quite as emotionally resonant during its final stages.

May 13, 2016 | Full Review…

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