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Director: Bavo Defurne
cast: Isabelle Huppert, Kevin Azais, Johan Leysen
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Language: French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Belgium-Luxembourg-France 2016 90 mins. (15)
Released by StudioCanal

Liliane (Isabelle Huppert), runner-up in a European Song contest works in a pate factory. A singer living in the shadows with memories of days past whose evenings are eased with the pleasures of the grape. Along comes fellow worker and talented boxer Jean (Kevin Azais) and he's smitten. Love's in the air and Jean sets about persuading Liliane to come out of retirement.

The wonderful Isabelle Huppert gives it all, but there's a nagging feel for more depth, in what is a light hearted, easy going, candy coloured, predictable tale of an older woman's passionate affair with a younger man and her return to the spotlight.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 01:00