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2016 / France / 100 min / N-18
Total votes: 41, Average: 5.7
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Director(s) - Alain Guiraudie
Screenwriter(s) - Alain Guiraudie
Actors - Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thierry, Laure Calamy
Producer(s) - Sylvie Pialat, Benoït Quainon, Olivier Père, Rémi Burah
Cinematographer - Claire Mathon
Editor(s) - Jean-Christophe Hym
Composer(s) -
Sales agent - Wild Bunch
Distributor - Kino Pavasaris Distribution
Production company -
Dialogues - French
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
Filmmaker Leo is searching for the wolf in the south of France. During a scouting excursion he is seduced by Marie, a free-spirited and dynamic shepherdess. Nine months later she gives birth to their child. Suffering from post-natal depression and with no faith in Leo, who comes and goes without warning, Marie abandons both of them. Leo finds himself alone, with a baby to care for. It’s not easy, but deep down, he loves it. Through a series of unexpected and unusual encounters, struggling to find inspiration for his next film, Leo will do whatever it takes to stay standing. Alain Guiraudie follows "Stranger by the Lake" with this intimate, heart-stopping tale set amidst a wilderness in which secret desires are revealed.

About Directors

Alain Guiraudie (b. 1964 in Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France).


"That Old Dream That Moves" (2001), "No Rest for the Braves" (2003), "The King of Escape" (2009), "Stranger by the Lake" (2013), "Staying Vertical" (2016, "Kino pavasaris").