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From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (2017)

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Critic Consensus: From the Land of the Moon benefits from striking visuals and strong work from Marion Cotillard, but they're both ultimately overcome by a story that drifts into wan melodrama.

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Marion Cotillard stars as Gabrielle in this melodrama about an idealistic woman trapped in a marriage of convenience in post-World War II France. When Gabrielle's husband, a Spanish farmer named Jose (Alex Brendemühl), sends her to the Alps to find a cure for her kidney stones, Gabrielle falls madly in love with an injured veteran (Louis Garrel) of France's Indochinese War. Directed by Nicole Garcia, this period drama is based on a novella by Italian author Milena Agus.

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Cast

Louis Garrel
as André Sauvage
Victor Quilichini
as Marc - 14 years old
Jihwan Kim
as Blaise
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Critic Reviews for From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres)

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (13)

Almost laughable in its broad, empty portrayal of sexual desire.

August 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Moments of visual beauty only call attention to the stilted dialogue and maudlin plot that otherwise define the film.

August 3, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Garcia never gets a grasp on her protagonist's contradictions, or those of her story - certainly not enough to pull off the movie's jaw-dropper of a twist.

August 2, 2017 | Full Review…

The story could have used a little less Under the Tuscan Sun and a little more All That Heaven Allows.

July 28, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

From the Land of the Moon could have been a story of a woman's maturation, or a relationship's evolution. Instead, it just moons about love so lost that it may never have existed at all.

July 27, 2017 | Full Review…
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[A] mostly turgid, occasionally risible period piece ...

July 27, 2017 | Full Review…

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Marion Cotillard composes her character with enough sensitivity to prevent her from becoming insufferable in her selfishness, managing to make us feel sympathy for a pitiful woman who is in desperate need to surrender to her sexual urges and a love that will consume her.

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