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July 16, 2017
Benoît Magimel is a good actor and the film knows how to explore its bleak, grey locations, but this is nothing but a dull and silly man's flick that lacks focus and doesn't seem to know what kind of story it actually wants to tell.
December 1, 2013
Y ahora nos vamos con esta
June 30, 2013
After his wife disappeared, a man brought his children to his childhood town to restart a new life.
November 28, 2012
Basada en el best seller de Olivier Adam, "Contra el Viento" es la historia de un escritor que se enfrenta a la extrana desaparicion de su esposa y vuelve a la casa de sus padres para rencontrarse con su hermano y tratar de continuar su vida junto con sus dos pequenos hijos. Mas alla del misterio inherente a la historia, esta cinta es sobre el amor, la muerte y la incertidumbre. Temas inmortales que hacen de esta cinta algo pertinente y urgente.
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.
½ October 21, 2012
A typical French film which is not so interesting from storyline, writing to directing, acting.
½ July 21, 2012
Intimista; un drama desesperanzador. Con un guion intenso, actuaciones magnificas, una direccion perfecta. Una maravilla mas a la lista del cine frances. Verdaderamente genial.
½ June 13, 2012
un film qui pousse au larmes . bien bien... :)
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.
½ April 21, 2012
un des meilleurs roles de magimel
bon 1 er film de jalil lespert
le scenario est solide c est triste comme j aime
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.
½ December 30, 2011
Audrey Tautou shows how big her talent is, we miss her in the movie just like the characters miss her. The kids are really good too. What I disliked in this movie is the fact that so many tragedies happen in so short time and in a small village. It doesn't seem realistic.
December 23, 2011
Un drame touchant avec un très bon Benoît Magimel...
December 14, 2011
Aussi émouvant que le roman. Et le pays de Saint Malo est très bien filmé.
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