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A woman flees to the sea after her lover dies of a sudden drug overdose in this intimate drama from director François Ozon. Parisian couple Mousse (Isabelle Carré) and Louis (Melvil Poupaud) are gorgeous, wealthy, and deeply in love. They share a fashionable apartment in a popular part of the city, but their charmed lives come crashing down all around them when, one morning, Louis' mother arrives at the apartment to find her son dead of an overdose, and his girlfriend lying unconscious nearby. When Mousse discovers that she is pregnant with Louis' child, she retreats to a country house by the sea, where she makes the decision to keep the baby. Later, Louis' brother Paul (Louis-Ronan Choisy) arrives at the remote house, entering into a tentative relationship with the fragile Mousse as she ponders an uncertain future without the love of her life. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:September 10, 2010


Isabelle Carré
as Mousse
Louis-Ronan Choisy
as Paul
Pierre Louis-Calixte
as Serge
Melvil Poupaud
as Louis
Claire Vernet
as The Mother
Marie Rivière
as The Woman on the Beach
Jérôme Kircher
as The Doctor
Nicolas Moreau
as The Seducer
Emile Berling
as The Drug Dealer
Maurice Antoni
as The Priest


François Ozon
Chris Bolzli
Claudie Ossard
Mathieu Hippeau
François Ozon
Mathias Raaflaub
Louis-Ronan Choisy
Composer (Music Score)
Muriel Breton
Katia Wyszkop
Production Designer
Katia Wyszkop
Set Designer
Pascaline Chavanne
Costume Designer
Brigitte Taillandier
Sound/Sound Designer
Arnaud Esterez
First Assistant Director
Jean-Paul Hurier
Sound Mixer
Philippe Delest
Production Manager
Sylvain Monod
Production Manager
Sarah Teper
Cedric Ettouati
Post Production Supervisor
Philippe Delest
Line Producer
Jean-Claude Moireau
Still Photographer