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Under the Sand Details

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Noted French filmmaker François Ozon directs this drama about personal loss and resilience. Marie (Charlotte Rampling) is deeply in love with her husband, Jean (Bruno Cremer). One day while vacationing at the seashore, Jean disappears into the ocean. A distraught Marie notifies the authorities, but sadly, they find no trace of her beloved husband. Later, back in Paris, Marie attends a dinner party hosted by her friend Amanda (Alexandra Stewart); over the course of dinner, it emerges that Marie and Jean had been married for 25 years. Marie speaks of Jean as if he were still alive, something that disturbs Amanda's fellow dinner guests, and after she is driven home by Vincent (Jacques Nolot), another guest, Marie sees Jean in her apartment and at breakfast the next morning. It quickly becomes apparent that Marie's imagination enables her to go along in life as if nothing happened to Jean, but as she slowly becomes involved with Vincent, she begins to cope with the fact that she is in fact living on her own. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

  • Release date:May 4, 2000

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Charlotte Rampling Best Actress 2001 Nominee
European Film Academy Charlotte Rampling Best European Actress 2001 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema François Ozon Best Director 2001 Nominee
European Film Academy François Ozon Best European Director 2001 Nominee

Crew

François Ozon
Director
Olivier Delbosc
Producer
Marc Missonnier
Producer
François Ozon
Screenwriter
Marina de Van
Screenwriter
Jeanne Lapoirie
Cinematographer
Antoine Héberlé
Cinematographer
Philippe Rombi
Composer (Music Score)
Benoit Hillebrant
Sound/Sound Designer
Jean-Luc Audy
Sound/Sound Designer
Jean-Pierre Laforce
Sound/Sound Designer
Hubert Barbin
First Assistant Director
Antoinette Boulat
Casting
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