La Frontiere de l'Aube (Frontier of the Dawn)

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Neglected by her husband and longing for companionship, lonely Hollywood actress Carole enters into a passionate affair with a photographer who has been assigned to capture her portrait. Filmmaker Philippe Garrel directs a drama starring Louis Garrel, Clémentine Poidatz, and Laura Smet.


Critic Reviews for La Frontiere de l'Aube (Frontier of the Dawn)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (3)

  • Garrel père reunites with Garrel fils for this frequently tedious rumination on rabid passion that still manages to linger in the mind.

    Nov 17, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Keith Uhlich

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Love is a universe of two in Philippe Garrel's fatalistic romance Frontier of Dawn.

    Mar 6, 2009 | Rating: 4/5
  • Garrel has mastered a own very personal tone that makes even a minor work such as this feel essential and vital

    May 28, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • Tedious fatalistic French melodrama.

    May 2, 2009 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • Has exquisite cinematography and an initially absorbing and compelling plot which, midway, loses steam and becomes pretentious and awkward while leaving you with a bad aftertaste.

    Mar 9, 2009 | Rating: 5.85/10 | Full Review…
  • Coupled with Garrel's impassive approached to the material, Frontier of Dawn is a conflicted film whose striking imagery simply cannot make up for the void left by its deficient storytelling.

    Mar 4, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for La Frontiere de l'Aube (Frontier of the Dawn)

  • Nov 08, 2010
    Pretty good till the supernatural part. Maybe if Carole wasn't so scaring inside (his mind?) the mirror ... What I specially like about this movie is that the story is very recent (she dies in 2007), but we feel in 70's, without any trace of modern life. Brazilian writer Nelson Rodrigues' words describe very well the movie: "love, if not eternal, wasn't love". </br> </br>
    Rubia Super Reviewer

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