Le refuge (Hideaway (Le refuge))
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Mousse (Isabelle Carre) and Louis (Melvil Poupaud) are young, beautiful, rich and in love, but drugs have invaded their lives. After Louis fatal overdose, Mousse soon learns she is pregnant (actress Isabelle Carr was pregnant while shooting.) Feeling lost, Mousse escapes to a beautiful beach house far from Paris and is soon joined in her refuge by Louis gay brother, Paul (French singer Louis-Ronan Choisy in his first screen appearance). The two strangers gradually develop an unusual and deeply moving relationship as Ozon continues his unique exploration of the nature of family and blood ties.… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For a time in her life, a woman's pregnancy is the most important thing about her. That is the subject of Hideaway."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"One of the pleasures of Hideaway (Le Refuge), from François Ozon, an erratic talent of satisfying films like Under the Sand and misfires like 8 Women, is its insistence on ambiguity."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"Ozon masks his lack of sensitivity to the material with his characteristic cerebral detachment and pretense to subtlety."
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"So few films are made about pregnancy and childbirth; few discussions are held about it without the phrases 'pro-choice' or 'pro-life' being shouted over the top. The time we spend with the complex Mousse ... allows us to ponder these miracles in full."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"See it for the pleasures of watching Carre play a character with no interest in acceptance by anyone - or stay far away."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
"Gradually, Ozon and the actors convince us of the reality of this world and persuade us to watch the film on its own, unforced terms. Nothing much is happening, except life."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Sometimes a movie makes a point that's been made before, but makes it so beautifully and so quietly that it feels like you're discovering it for the first time."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The films of François Ozon constantly offer alternative family units and this elusive French drama (originally titled "Le Refuge") offers yet another."
‑ Sean Axmaker, MSN.com
"An unconvincing ending doesn't derail the otherwise nuanced complexity of François Ozon's latest investigation of female alienation, sexuality and maternity."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Yet for all of the nagging gaps (or narrative short cuts), there's a lot to be said for the camera simply lingering on Carré alone, leaving her to carry the film."
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
"Hideaway" is a spellbinding film, and Ozon, who is perhaps best known for the much darker Under the Sand and Swimming Pool ... continues to be an inspiring director of actors."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Surely, Ozon had Rohmer in mind when he co-wrote and directed this lovely film."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"It is undeniable that Ozon has an eye for emotion. His low-fi camerawork and pared-down cinematography keep a beautiful realism surrounding his characters."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"An elliptical relationship drama that works largely due to the nuanced acting; the nuanced, sumptuous camera work; and the nuanced, gorgeous people on screen."
‑ Richard Knight, Knight at the Movies
"shows a bewitching sense of style, denoting an artist transfixed by the darker and more mysterious chambers of the heart"
‑ Chris Cabin, Filmcritic.com
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