Under the Sand

Synopsis: Marie, a professor of English literature in a Paris university, has been happily married to Jean for 25 years, although they have no children. During their summer vacations in the southwest of France, Jean leaves Marie sunbathing on the beach and goes to swim in the sea. When Marie turns back, she cannot find Jean. Has he left her? commited suicide? drowned? With no clue and no body to mourn over, Marie acts as her husband was still alive.
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Director(s): François Ozon
Production: Winstar Cinema
  1 win & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min


Would you like me

to fix you something?

No, don't bother.

I'm not hungry.

Good. That way

you'll lose a little weight.

Goodnight, honey.

- Did you set the alarm?

- Yes.



Hold me tight.

I don't want to go to work

this morning.

- Did you sleep poorly?

- No.

What's the matter?


I feel like taking the day off.

I want to stay here with you.

I'm sorry.

We'll end class 10 minutes early.

- I'm going for a coffee.

- See you.

Hello, Madame.

Do you remember me?

Last summer, in the Landes...


I was working there,

we helped you, you know,

for your husband?

You've got the wrong person.

I've never been there.

Are you trying to sell me on him?

Not at all.

I've got to go.

- Call me, as soon as possible.

- I promise.

It looks great on you.

- Isn't it a bit conservative?

- No, it's in style.

It shows off your figure.

- I'll take it.

- Great.

The two shirts, too.

Do you have this in blue?

- Which one?

- That one.

It's for my husband.

His eyes are blue.


Your code, please.

I'm sorry, your card's been refused.

- How can that be?

- I don't know.

I've got my checkbook.

- Do you have ID?

- My passport.

I'll pass on the shirts and tie.

Very well.

I'm sorry, I'll keep the tie.

Hello Marie?

It's Vincent.

Amanda gave me your number.

I just wanted to apologize...

I mean, for kissing you.

I'd like to ask you to dinner.

Maybe if you're free tonight...

I'd like to see you, if you have time.

I know a nice little

Chinese restaurant.

I don't want you

to feel obligated...

I'm getting flustered,

just give me a call.

My number is:


I mean, excuse me,

scratch the kisses...

Sorry. Call soon.

Who is this Vincent?

You're already home.

I bought you a present.

Do you like it?

It's very nice.

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François Ozon

François Ozon (French: [fʁɑ̃.swa o.zɔ̃]; born 15 November 1967) is a French film director and screenwriter whose films are usually characterized by sharp satirical wit and a freewheeling view on human sexuality. He has achieved international acclaim for his films 8 femmes (2002) and Swimming Pool (2003). Ozon is considered to be one of the most important French film directors in the new "New Wave" in French cinema such as Jean-Paul Civeyrac, Philippe Ramos, and Yves Caumon, as well as a group of French filmmakers associated with a "cinema du corps/cinema of the body". more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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