Year: 2009
USA: IFC Films
UK: Artificial Eye
Cast: Chiara Caselli, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Alice de Lencquesaing, Alice Gautier, Manelle Driss, Eric Elmosnino, Sandrine Dumas, Dominique Frot, Antoine Mathieu, Igor Hansen Love, Elsa Pharaon, Olivia Ross
Director: Mia Hansen-Love
Country: France
Language: French (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 110 mins
USA Rated: U
UK Certificate: 12A contains suicide theme and scenes of smoking
USA Release Date: 21 May 2010 (Limited Release - New York)
UK Release Date: 5 March 2010 (Limited Release)
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Gregoire Canvel has everything a man could want. A wife he loves, three delightful children and a stimulating job. He's a film producer. Discovering talented filmmakers and developing films that fit his conception of the cinema-free and true to life-is precisely his reason for living. His vocation. It fulfils him and Gregoire devotes almost all his time and energy to his work. He's hyperactive and he never stops, except on weekends, which he spends in the country with his family - gentle interludes he cherishes.

With his bearing and exceptional charisma, Gregoire commands admiration. He seems invincible. Yet his prestigious production company, Moon Films, is on its last legs. Too many productions, too many risks, too many debts. Storm clouds are gathering. But Gregoire ploughs on at all costs. Where will his blind obstinacy lead him? One day, he is obliged to face the facts. In one word: failure. He is overwhelmed by fatigue. Which soon, secretly, turns into despair.