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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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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 (36) | Top Critics (6)

Garcia has a stylish eye for detail, but I haven't experienced French melodrama this rich since I spilled Bordeaux on my dying Parisian mistress's wedding gown.

July 7, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Expect the unexpected in this satisfyingly unorthodox love triangle.

July 6, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A surprisingly intriguing and affecting movie.

June 5, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Cotillard tries hard to fashion a credible human being from this collection of shallow adolescent impulses, but the movie infantilizes Gabrielle at every turn.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

This smoothly told tale is more of a character study than a romance, yet should still draw fans of romance fiction who will particularly appreciate Louis Garrel in the role of the dashing lieutenant Andre Sauvage.

May 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Garcia's few edgy, explorative instincts soon give way to a far more decorous and far less interesting evocation of "exquisite" emotional suffering.

May 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres)

½

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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