Down by Love (2016)

PG   |    |  Biography, Drama, Romance


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Based on a true story, the impossible love between a prison director and one of its female inmates.


5.9/10
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  • Guillaume Gallienne and Adèle Exarchopoulos in Down by Love (2016)
  • Guillaume Gallienne and Adèle Exarchopoulos in Down by Love (2016)
  • Guillaume Gallienne and Adèle Exarchopoulos in Down by Love (2016)
  • Adèle Exarchopoulos and Pierre Godeau in Down by Love (2016)
  • Guillaume Gallienne and Adèle Exarchopoulos in Down by Love (2016)
  • Guillaume Gallienne and Adèle Exarchopoulos in Down by Love (2016)

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4 March 2016 | caleon99
7
| Exarchopoulos + Gallienne the reason to watch the movie
I gave seven for the absolutely mesmerizing cast. This couple formed by Guillaume Gallienne (Les garçons et Guillaume à table, Yves Saint Laurent), one of the most versatile and surprising French actors (he's also part of la Comedy Francaise theater company), always powerful in his creativity, and a very talented young actress,like Adele Exarchopoulos (La vie d'Adele) who can explode with emotions, seemed odd on paper but it works, like all the other actors (notable mention to the wonderful Stephanie Cleau). Fortunately, I must say, because the director Pierre Godeau, doesn't seem able to cope properly with the sensitive matter in the plot. A love story in prison between the jail director and a prisoner, inspired to a real fact that happened to "Emma" , a young woman involved in France, in the vicious kidnapping and homicide of a young Jewish man by a street gang. None of the criminal case is present in the movie. Godeau sublimates the characters in the world apart of the prison, which can be cool, but he hasn't a real direction. Here everything is left in mid-air, or reduced to simplistic answers. The actors nonetheless make the movie compelling.

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River
Written by L. Diaz, E. Collins, N. Diaz
Performed by
Ibeyi
© Universal Music Publishing - Odj Music - Lya Ibeyi
(P) 2014 XL Recordings Limited
ISRC No: GB-BKS-14-00143
Extract from the album Ibeyi XLCD 665
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Biography | Drama | Romance

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