(France/Italy/Germany, 2005, 89 minutes)

In turn-of-the century Paris, a well-off gentleman is shocked to learn his trophy wife has a lover and is considering leaving him. An odd but powerful period two-hander, exquisitely performed and handled, but bursting at the seams with ideas that it never fully realises.

A Studiocanal presentation. Azor Films presents an Azor Films/ARTE France Cinéma/Studiocanal/Love Streams Productions/Albachiara/Network Movie/ZDF-ARTE co-production, with the participation of Canal Plus and ARTE France Dévéloppement ans the support of Eurimages, Région Île-de-France and Programme Média Plus i2i. Starring Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory. Directed by Patrice Chéreau; producers, Joseph Strub and Serge Catoire; Italian producer, Ferdinanda Frangipane; screenplay by Patrice Chéreau and Anne-Louise Trividic, based on the novella "The Return" by Joseph Conrad; music by Fabio Vacchi; director of photography, Éric Gautier; production designer, Olivier Radot; costume designer, Caroline de Vivaise; film editor, François Gedigier.


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