Je l'aimais (Someone I Loved) (2009)

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An unabashed paean to the pleasures of an illicit, adulterous love affair, this melodrama stars Gallic screen legend Daniel Auteuil (Sostiene Pereira) as Pierre, an elderly Frenchman. At the outset of the tale, Pierre's son, Adrien (Antonin Chalon) leaves wife Chloe (Florence Loiret-Caille) and their two daughters following an ongoing affair with a mistress. In response, Pierre whisks Chloe and the girls away to a cabin for a few days of consolation, then sits down with his daughter-in-law and recounts a series of events from his past. The film flashes back in time to Pierre's middle-aged years, when as a businessman he attempted to close a deal with a cadre of Chinese executives but couldn't quite manage to do so, given his constant distraction by the gorgeous (and much younger) translator at the meeting, Mathilde (Marie-Josee Croze). Though married, Pierre fell instantly into love and lust, and consented to a series of encounters with Mathilde that witnessed the partners meeting up in hotels around the globe, over the years, whenever time and circumstance permitted a convenient liaison. Unsurprisingly, this only prompted rage and sorrow from Pierre's abandoned wife (Christiane Millet), but it instilled little if any regret in Pierre, who still perceives his relationship with Mathilde as the greatest love story he has ever personally known. The passion-imbued recollections ultimately force the indignant Chloe to step back from her familial situation and reconsider Adrien's actions from a different angle.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Romance
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SND

Cast

Geneviève Mnich
as Geneviève
Winston Ong
as Mr. Xing
Olivia Ross
as Christine
Woon Ling Hau
as Mademoiselle Li
Alain Darlay
as Collaborateur Pierre 1
Stephane Le Coq de Querlan
as Collaborateur Pierre 2
Jonathan Cohen
as Pizzeria Server
Sun Yuncheng
as Collaborateur M. Xing
Catherine Etchebarne
as Agent Immobilier 1
William Gay
as Agent Immobilier 2
Olivier Saint Jours
as Adrien as Adult
Richard Boidin
as Simon Wepler
Christie Lee
as Hong Kong Receptionist
Delphine Théodore
as Intérimaire
Charles Quémere
as Paul Houdard
Louise Carrière
as Lucie as an Infant
Plume Estève
as Lucie at 2 Years Old
Jules Balandras
as Christine's Young Son
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