This extraordinary debut feature by award-winning novelist Philippe Claudel is a profoundly touching and thought-provoking story of familial struggles and redemption, and a captivating exploration of the courage it takes to rebuild a broken life.
Scot Thomas stars as Juliette, a distant and withdrawn women with a hard shell. After being away for many years she has returned home to stay with her younger sister Lea (Elsa Zylberstein) who is seemingly her polar opposite. Indeed, the two sisters are barely more than strangers, as 15 years the rejected Juliette has had no ties with her relations, and she knows nothing of Lea’s family or busy life.
Still, it’s a cautiously happy reunion. The two siblings slowly begin to rebuild their relationship, and Juliette does her best to carry on with everyday; searching for a job, entertaining her neices, swimming at the local pool, even developing a friendship with one of Lea’s colleagues – albeit one she keeps at arms length.
But everyone has questions.
Just where has Juliette been all this time, and what has she been doing? As her secrets start to be revealed, the enormity of the events in Juliette’s life begin to take hold and threaten to devastate her life all over again.
Running Time: 115 mins
Region: 4 PAL
Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 2.0
Year of Production: 2008
Release Date: 6 May, 2009
Main Cast: Kristen Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein
Director: Phillipe Claudel
Special Features:Theatrical Trailer