From the Land of the Moon

From the Land of the Moon
  • 2016
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nicole Garcia
  • Cast: Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel, Alex Brendemühl

Adapted from Milena Agus’s novel, this romance is the story of Gabrielle (Cotillard), a young woman married off by her parents who meets a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War (Garrel). The one-dimensional screenplay gives the cast nothing of substance to work with and, for a film supposedly about one woman's singular determination to pursue her desires, it is a neutered and coy affair.

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From the Land of the Moon

5 Jun 20172 stars

Even Marion Cotillard can't enliven this tiresome French melodrama from Nicole Garcia

An old-fashioned French melodrama with a nonsensical English title (the original, Mal de pierres, translates to the far more entertaining 'evil stones'), even the captivating presence of Marion Cotillard can't save From the Land of the Moon from…

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