Time to Leave


Time to Leave

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A reflective look at our own mortality through the experience of a middle-aged French man, Time To Leave manages to pull at our heart strings without resorting to cliches, and leaves a lasting impression.



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A handsome, successful fashion photographer learns that he has a malignant brain tumor that will soon kill him. Hiding his diagnosis, he alienates his family and his young boyfriend, but during a short stay with his grandmother, his vulnerability is met with a big heart and sound advice. A chance encounter with a roadside café waitress results in an unusual bargain that provides a happy, playful dimension to the proceedings.


Ugo Soussan Trabelsi
as Romain as a Child
Alba Gaïa Kradhege Bellugi
as Sophie as a Child
Thomas Gizolme
as Assistant Photographer
Hisano Komine
as Make-Up Girl
Amanda Ericsson
as Mannequin 1
Anna Sherbimima
as Mannequin 2
Yvette Maillard
as Woman at Font
Jemmy Walker
as Praying Woman
Rebecca Convenant
as Woman on the Train
Noan Labrousse
as Child of the Woman on the Train
Noé Chadaigne
as Sophie's Child
Tobias Brahmst
as Young Man in the Backroom
Patrick Perrier
as Man in the Backroom
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A perfunctory, soulless drama about a selfish man who finds out that he is terminally ill and becomes completely distasteful, impossible to relate to in any level. Even worse, most of the actors are bad and the end only shows that the director didn't really have anything to say.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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A very moving French film. There wasn't any hollywood type spin to make it extra dramatic, or extra sad...and because of that, the sincerity of the interactions were much more powerful, in my opinion. Quiet, slow, yet not boring. Touching...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


Moving french film of life in the face of impending death.

Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith

Super Reviewer

This may lack originality & it has a few ridiculous moments here & there but in my opinion this is how this kind of movies should be, It doesn't feel forced & also successfully avoid cheap sentimentalism & on the other hand it's not one of those vacuous dull films for the sake of forced realism or being artsy

Arash Xak
Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

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