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THE REFUGE
aka LE REFUGE

Year: 2009
USA: Strand Releasing
UK: Artificial Eye
Cast: Isabelle Carre, Louis-Ronan Chosy, Pierre Louis-Calixte, Melvil Poupaud, Claire Vernet, Jean-Pierre Andreani, Marie Riviere, Jerome Kircher, Nicolas Moreau, Emile Berling, Maurice Antoni
Director: Francois Ozon
Country: France
Language: French (English subtitles)
USA: 88 mins
UK: 90 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains hard drug use and strong language
USA Release Date: 10 September 2010 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 13 August 2010 (Limited Release)

Synopsis

Wealthy, young lovers Mousse (Isabelle Carre) and Louis (Melvil Poupaud) only have eyes for each. But their happiness is also dependent on their need for drugs, and one day they overdose. While Mousse survives, tragically Louis dies.

Soon afterwards Mousse discovers she's pregnant. Feeling bereft and lost on her own, she flees Paris choosing to stay in a remote house far from the buzz of Paris. Sometime later, Louis' brother joins her in her refuge.

Winner Special Jury Prize International Film Festival San Sebastian 2009
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2009










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