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When the Sea Rises
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Gilles Porte, Yolande Moreau


When her car breaks down on a quiet road, 40-something Irene (Yolande Moreau) meets Dries (Wim Willaert), a sweet, younger oddball and fellow free spirit who stops to help her fix it and quickly becomes smitten. He goes to see her one-woman show--a quirky, amusing take on love and relationships--and then goes again, following her and eventually traveling with her from town to town. Their relationship has a childlike innocence, but gradually, and almost without thought, the two begin a tender affair. Moreau does not have conventional movie star looks, and the straightforward portrayal of her sexuality is refreshing. Meanwhile, Willaert does an excellent job with a tricky role; Dries's single-minded affection might come off as unsettling in the hands of a lesser actor.

 

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GENRES - comedy, drama

Film Info

RUNTIME - 93 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2004

COUNTRY - France, Belgium

LANGUAGE - French

SUBTITLES - English

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