The Big Picture


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The Big Picture
L’Homme qui voulait vivre sa vie | Eric Lartigau, 2010
France | French | 115 minutes

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A lawyer and family man, Paul (played by Romain Duris), appears to be a success story, with a great job, a glamorous wife, and two wonderful sons. But then an moment of madness and violence forces him to assume a new identity, and the event unexpectedly enables him to life his life fully. Lartigau’s film brings new meaning to the idea of an identity crisis, locating its drama in Paul’s struggle within himself. Adapted from Douglas Kennedy’s acclaimed novel, the film also stars Niels Arestrup and Catherine Deneuve.

Series: Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2011

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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