Synopsis: Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. When Suzanne and the man hired to do the building meet, the mutual attraction is sudden and violent. Suzanne decides to give up everything and live this all engulfing passion to the fullest.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Catherine Corsini
Production: IFC Films
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

Six months earlier

You didn't do what we wanted in the hallway. It was awful.

I thought it was easier.

Listen, everything was done to code, do EXACTLY what we asked.

Very good.

I had another look at your quote, it needs to be a bit cheaper.

We're doing the best we can already.

You need to make a little more effort, eh?

My wife employed you but for the moment she's got no clients.

A cup of coffee?

No thanks.

The only way would be to get my assistant to do

most of the work and for me to supervise from time to time.

That would be better for everyone. He's very good.

It will take a bit longer.

How much longer?

That depends on him.

Well, you've waited 15 years, another month won't matter.

I'll call him to see if he's free.

I'll sort out the payment with him.

No. How stupid.

lumbar vertebrae ...

spine ...

cervical ...

coccyx ...

What are you doing here? Who are you?

Remi sent me. I came

to clean out the barn.

I rang the bell for ages.

I thought you were starting tomorrow.


Are you throwing everything out?

Yes. We should have done it ages ago.

Now I know why Remi was in such a bad mood.


Your husband made him lower the price so much that

now I've got to get rid of all this on my own.

What do you want me to do?

No, no, leave it. It's not up to you to do it.

What do you take me for?

a weakling?

Are you throwing that out?

-Yes, it doesn't work.

I'll fix it.


Did you notice how early the workers arrived?

That's what they're paid for, no?

I'll make them some coffee.

You'll give them bad habits.

I'd like to. It's for my office.

What's the matter?


Did you hurt yourself?

A little muscle strain, that's all.

How did that happen?

I helped clean out the workshop.

What's got into you?

Will you have some free time this afternoon?


Could you come with me to get the tiles and

flooring, help me choose?


How are you, Remi?

This is Ivan.

Pleased to meet you.

You're the one who's been putting my wife to work?

OK, shall I drop you off?

No, I've got a training course later.

Well, do you like them?

-Yes, they're nice.

Okay, have a good day everyone. Goodbye, Ivan.


Sorry for what my husband said.

He can be a bit brusque.

Makes sense. If you spend all

day with a gorgeous

guy like me, he has to give me a hard time.

What were you doing with your feet the other day?


I'm taking a physiotherapy course. I used to

be one and I want to start work again.

Really? Why?

I missed it.

I would rather quit.

But what you do is no fun.

You work hard for people who ignore you.

Physical therapy is different.

We help people.

Here's the money for the workers. Can you

give it to them? I forgot.

He's made really good progress.

-Yes, I am very happy.

Don't you have your course this morning?

-Yes, at ten o'clock.

Right, I'm off. Bye.

I've got your money.

The car!

Watch out! Get out of the way!

Get out of the way!

Be careful!

Ivan? Ivan?

What time is it?

Five o'clock.

I have to leave.



Back to Spain.

No, stay there.

I have to get back to Spain.

No, you'll damage your ...

I've got to go!

Calm down!

To Spain? What nonsense.

I almost killed him.


Yes, it's is my fault.

I'll take care of it.

I almost got him killed!

You've got a fracture and a serious

flesh wound.

I don't care about that. I want to leave.

I can't let you leave. You were unconscious,

I have to keep you in for a few days.

Out of the question. I have to go to Spain

to see my daughter. I can only see her one day a week.

Stop talking rubbish, you'll make your

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Catherine Corsini

Catherine Corsini (born 18 May 1956) is a French film director, screenwriter and actress. Her film Replay was entered into the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. Her 2012 film Three Worlds competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.In April 2016, she was announced as the President of the Jury for the Caméra d'Or prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. more…

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