La Separation
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The painful break-up of a couple provides the focus of this intense French drama. Anne and Pierre live in Paris with their 15-month-old son. While Anne goes off to work each day, Pierre works at home illustrating a children's book. Their best friends Victor and Claire are also together, but they do not live together. When Anne suddenly announces that she loves another whom she will openly date. Pierre begins to suffer a quiet breakdown. In the end, he loses both Anne and his beloved son.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Provides and intimate and revealing anatomy of the process of decoupling."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"France has been showering American moviegoers with riches since the days of silent cinema. None of this year's French offerings is more captivating than La Separation."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"It avoids the use of clichés."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Modest in scope but devastating in its honesty, Vincent's observant look at a deteriorating relationship is both wise and unflinching."
‑ Ed Kelleher, Film Journal International
"A subtle movie in which facial expressions are where the action is."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"an exploration in depth of what happens between people when they love and when love fails"
‑ Arthur Lazere, culturevulture.net
More reviews for La Separation on Rotten Tomatoes