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This selection offers drama but often with a touch of comedy, and although there are some serious themes, and occasional violence or tragedy, there isn't anything too 'heavy'.

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  • L'Etudiente et Monsieur Henri

    L'Etudiente et Monsieur Henri

  • Ce Qui Nous Lie

    Ce Qui Nous Lie

  • En Equilibre

    En Equilibre

  • Médecin de Campagne

    Médecin de Campagne

  • Dans La Cour

    Dans La Cour

  • Les Adoptés

    Les Adoptés

  • Cézanne et Moi

    Cézanne et moi

  • Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti

    Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti

  • Miss Montigny

    Miss Montigny

  • Les hommes du feu

    Les hommes du feu

  • Un Homme Idéal

    Un Homme Idéal

  • Hippocrate

    Hippocrate

  • Le Concert

    Le Concert

  • Belle et Sébastien

    Belle et Sébastien

  • Prendre le large

    Prendre le large

  • Après l'hiver, le printemps

    Après l'hiver, le printemps

  • Le monde est à toi

    Le monde est à toi

  • La Villa

    La Villa

  • Primaire

    Primaire

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Les Adoptés
Les Adoptés
Lisa, a single mum with a little boy, has an adopted sister, Marine, and the two of them enjoy a close relationship more symptomatic of twins than of a sister and an adopted sister.

When Marine falls in love with Alex this relationship is destabilised, and Lisa takes a dislike to Alex. Their mother, Millie is the voice of reason as the two sisters struggle to come to terms with a new set of emotions.

Marine and Alex go through a bit of a bad patch but make up, only for tragedy to strike. With Marine hospitalised, and in a serious condition, Lisa and Alex gradually warm to each other, Alex becoming a sort of a father figure for Lisa's son, Léo, brilliantly played by Théodore Maquet-Foucher.

The film is presented as three stories, firstly Marine's, then Lisa's and then Alex's. It doesn't re-tell the same events three times over, but concentrates on each character individually during her or his critical period. This was Mélanie Laurent's (who plays Lisa) first director's role, and the critical reviews were mixed. But given that women need to be ten times better than men to garner equivalent praise, it's perhaps not surprising that a young actress turned director would find it hard to please the critics. Personally I found the film to be delicate, quite beautiful in fact, with some nice cinematic touches and convincing performances from the cast.
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