A film by Catherine Corsini


Suzanne is about forty years old, a doctor's wife and mother of two teenagers living in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist, a job she trained for but quit in order to bring up her children. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in the backyard. The man in charge of the building work is Ivan, an odd job man who has been to prison. When he and Suzanne meet, the mutual attraction is sudden and violent. Suzanne decides to give up everything and live this all-engulfing passion to the full.


Suzanne : Kristin Scott Thomas
Ivan : Sergi Lopez
Samuel : Yvan Attal
Rémi : Bernard Blancan
Dubreuil : Aladin Reibel
David : Alexandre Vidal
Marion : Daisy Broom
Berta : Berta Esquirol
Lagache : Gérard Lartigau


Director: Catherine Corsini
Screenplay: Catherine Corsini in collaboration with Gaëlle Macé
Photography: Agnès Godard
Editing: Simon Jacquet
Sound: Yves-Marie Omnes, Olivier Dô Hùu, Benoît Hillebrant
Set: Laurent Ott
Costumes: Anne Schotte
Casting: Brigitte Moidon
Assistant director: Olivier Genet
Production manager: Marc Fontanel
Script supervisor: Camille Brottes-Beaulieu
Produced by Fabienne Vonier
Associated producer: Michel Seydoux
Co-producers: Olivier Legrain, Vincent Malle
Line producer: Stéphane Parthenay

Production information

Produced by Pyramide productions, Caméra One, VMP and Solaire Production
With the participation of Canal + and Cinécinéma
In association with Cofinova 5
With the support of La Région Languedoc Roussillon in partnership with Le Centre National de la Cinématographie
Developed with the support of Cofinova 3, La Procirep and L'Angoa-Agicoa.
Distribution France: Pyramide
Sales: Pyramide International

Technical information

Year of production : 2009
Length : 85mn

Festivals and awards

Official Selection Toronto Film Festival 2009


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