Under the Sand (Sous le Sable) (Directors Suite) (2000)

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Released 18-Nov-2009
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A Film by François Ozon

In a film radically removed from his past works, François Ozon again proves that he is one of the brightest lights of recent French cinema. Marie (Charlotte Rampling) and Jean (Bruno Cremer) are living out their middle age, comfortable and satisfied. During a holiday at their summer house, Jean goes for a swim in the ocean—from which he never returns. As the months go by and in spite of her apparent bravery Marie, ever more reclusive, refuses to accept that Jean is gone forever. Only when wooed by a charming publisher does she allow herself to rediscover her emotions, her sexuality and herself, while remaining convinced that Jean is alive.

UNDER THE SAND is a wonderful cinematic experience, the youthful exuberance of Ozon's earlier work here replaced by a wistful maturity: profound, subtle and evoking a deep sense of pain.

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Charlotte Rampling
Bruno Cremer
Jacques Nolot
Alexandra Stewart
Pierre Vernier
Andrée Tainsy
Maya Gaugler
Damien Abbou
David Portugais
Pierre Soubestre
Agathe Teyssier
Laurence Martin
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François Ozon
Philippe Rombi
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding
Drama 2000 92:28 576i (PAL) 4
Widescreen 1.78:1, 16x9 Enhanced
French Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded (224Kb/s)
English, English
Main Menu Audio, Interviews-Cast-with Charlotte Rampling & Bruno Cremer, Theatrical Trailer-Under The Sand, Teaser Trailer-Madman Propaganda
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