A Christmas Tale (2008)

Storyline

Director : Arnaud Desplechin

Cast : Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Anne Consigny, Jean-Paul Roussillon

Release Year : 2008

Junon (Catherine Deneuve) and Abel (Jean-Paul Roussillon) are the parents of three grown children: Elizabeth (Anne Consigny), a melancholic playwright with a mathematician husband (Hippolyte Girardot) and a tortured teenage son, Paul (Emile Berling); Henri (Mathieu Amalric), the self-destructive black sheep, banished from family events by Elizabeth five years prior; youngest Ivan (Melvil Poupaud), the peacemaker, is married to the beautiful Sylvia (Chiara Mastroianni) and has two eccentric little boys; while a fourth - Joseph, the eldest - died from leukemia as a boy. When the disease reappears again in the family, all are tested to see who can be a donor, and then everyone - including lovesick cousin Simon (Laurent Capelluto) and Henri's girlfriend, Faunia (Emmanuelle Devos) - return home for a long Christmas weekend. All crowded again under the same roof, solidarity quickly - and hilariously - devolves into feuding, drunkenness and bed-hopping, as everyone struggles to make sense of the mysteries of family, life, and what lies ahead.

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Details

Genre: Drama
Year: 2008
Release Status: Released
Release Date: 2008-05-21
Production: Why Not Productions France 2 Cinéma Wild Bunch Bac Films Canal+ CinéCinéma Centre National de la Cinématographie C.R.R.A.V. Nord Pas de Calais Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais Sofica UGC 1
Language: Français
Runtime: 152 min

Cast

Crew

Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Producer: Pascal Caucheteux
Director of Photography: Eric Gautier
Original Music Composer: Grégoire Hetzel
Editor: Laurence Briaud
Writer: Arnaud Desplechin
Writer: Emmanuel Bourdieu

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