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Deep Breath (Le Souffle) (2001)

Deep Breath (Le Souffle) (2001)

Deep Breath (Le Souffle)




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Damien Odoul makes his directorial debut with this character study of a young restless lad whose identity and burgeoning maturity is tested during a single day. Aggressive, rambunctious, and scatterbrained, David (Pierre-Louis Bonnetblanc) is a teenaged boy who lives in a remote corner of France with his uncle, his parents having long since absented his life. On one particularly fine day, David's relatives throw a barbecue for the rough and tumble country folk in the area. As the day wears on, David convinces his uncle to let him have his first taste of alcohol, and soon a round of drunken male bonding ensues. Later, David wanders away from the party and meets up with one of his friends, and soon they are exploring the fields and streams of the country. Soon this youthful reverie gives away to something darker and more serious. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Damien Odoul
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Françoise Masset
as Aurore's mother
M. Lecante
as wrestler
Laurent Simon
as Matthieu
M. Lasvaud
as wrestler
Jean Milord
as M'sieur Milord
Damien Odoul
as the devil
Antoine Lacomblez
as Gérard, Matthieu's ...
Yvon Reperant
as Aurore's father
Max Eyrolle
as fisherman
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If you can make it past the first five minutes (a lamb is slaughtered and disemboweled), you'll find this a bracing ride, utterly original and, at times, strangely amusing.

Full Review… | October 11, 2001
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 15, 2002
New York Times
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The idle David relishes his freedom though he is wholly unaware of the moral responsibility expected of him.

Full Review… | October 10, 2001
Slant Magazine

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Empire Magazine

Full Review… | March 23, 2003

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