There are still a few days left to see the best French film of recent years

If you haven’t seen it yet, your time is now running out to catch and discover this shocking French film, awarded the César award for the best film in 2019. A film that will not leave anyone indifferent.

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Warning! You have less than a week to find out piece of French cinema, available on Netflix until February 7 other. If you lost Up to the handle when it hits theaters in 2017, it’s time to catch up. The film, directed by Xavier Legrand, is a domestic thriller directed by Denis Ménochet and Léa Drucker. They respectively play Antoine and Miriam Besson, a couple in the process of divorce. Accusing her ex-husband of violence, Miriam asks for sole custody of their children, but is not heard. Therefore, the court decision forces their little son to spend every weekend with his father… A sometimes difficult film about domestic violence that is sure to disturb youbut to see absolutely!

Up to the handle : an award-winning film

Xavier Legrand’s first feature film gathered around 380,000 spectators in cinemas. Silver Lion in Venice in 2017, Up to the handle it was then nominated ten times for Césars in 2019Xavier Legrand’s film left with four figurines, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Léa Drucker. Nothing for Denis Menochethowever the Revelation of Up to the handle.

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Up to the handle is based on a short film

Forward Up to the handleXavier Legrand had signed the short film Before you lose everything in 2013, which was nominated for the Oscars and received a bunch of awards in France: the César for best short film, as well as four awards at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival. A short film already of real power, which raises the tension to its peak and with the same characters (camped by the same Léa Drucker and Denis Ménochet). Xavier Legrand already deals, without showing it, the topic of domestic violence. We follow Miriam who organizes to escape with her children from her husband’s violence.

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