After Love (L'économie du couple)
After Love (L'économie du couple) (2017)

From the director of "OUR CHILDREN", comes the stark story of Boris (Cédric Kahn) and Marie (Bérénice Bejo), a couple who have decided to separate after 15 years together. They have two girls that they adore. However,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 9, 2017
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: After Love isn't easy viewing, but its brutally honest examination of a crumbling family offers powerful performances and penetrating insights that make it well worth the effort.

Mark Jenkins

[A] perceptive drama ...

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Glenn Kenny
New York Times

An irritating movie about irritating people.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A moving, unflinching drama with raw performances by Bérénice Bejo and Cédric Kahn.

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Bilge Ebiri
Village Voice

Most films about relationships on the rocks center on things like betrayal and guilt and lust. Rare is the work that tackles one of the most common and corrosive sources of conflict among couples: financial instability.

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David Ehrlich

As sharp and savage as any breakup drama this side of A Separation.

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Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine

The film too often puts too much trust in dialogue, as Marie and Boris's predicament is sometimes perfectly conveyed by the actors' facial expressions and body language.

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Vikram Murthi

Though undoubtedly a flawed enterprise, After Love is a formal wonder, due to the efforts of Lafosse, photographer Jean-François Hensgens, and production designer Olivier Radot.

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Jordan Mintzer
Hollywood Reporter

It's like Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage condensed into a shorter timeframe and only a handful of rooms, although its depiction of a crumbling relationship can be just as complex, if not quite as emotionally resonant during its final stages.

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Chloe Walker
Film Inquiry

If it's intensity of atmosphere, insightful character study and a career-best performance from Bérénice Bejo you want, then you won't go wrong with After Love.

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