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The Big Picture (L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie)

The Big Picture (L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie)
  • 2010
  • France
  • 15
  • Directed by: Eric Lartigau
  • Cast: Romain Duris, Marina Foïs, Niels Arestrup

Duris plays an anti-hero deep in emotional crisis. His wife is having an affair and when he confronts the object of her affections his problems really begin. Director Lartigau's control of atmospherics is impressive and Duris proves that he is always more watchable when playing tormented souls.

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The Big Picture

23 May 20114 stars

Romain Duris turns out an excellent performance in French drama

(tbc) 114min This adaptation of Douglas Kennedy’s novel relocates the setting from New York and Montana to Paris and the Adriatic Coast. Its plot involves murder, identity theft and abandonment but this is not so much a thriller as an investigation…

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