All Is Forgiven (2007)

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All Is Forgiven (2007)
Tout est pardonné (original title)

A father and daughter are reunited some 11 years after the father's drug addiction tore the family apart.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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Information
Release Date2007-09-26
Runtime1h 45mins
GenreDrama
Content Rating
Awards2 wins & 5 nominations.
CompanyLes Films Pelléas, Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée, TPS Star
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench, German
Pamela adolescente
Alice Langlois
Alice Langlois
Judith
Alice Meiringer
Alice Meiringer
Karine
Katrin Daliot
Katrin Daliot
Agnès
Elena Fischer-Dieskau
Elena Fischer-Dieskau
Nektar
Claude Duneton
Claude Duneton
Le grand-père
Patrick Mimoun
Patrick Mimoun
Dr. Noblinsky
Le dealer à Vienne

All Is Forgiven (film)

All Is Forgiven (French: Tout est pardonné) is a 2007 French drama film written and directed by Mia Hansen-Løve. It was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. It won the Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film. It was also nominated for the César Award for Best First Feature Film at the 2008 César Awards.


Plot

Victor (Paul Blain), is a Frenchman living in Austria with his wife, Annette, and their six-year-old daughter Pamela. Victor is aimless, working infrequently as a teacher and a writer. He begins to use drugs and drink at night. Eventually Annette moves to Paris hoping it will cure Victor of his depression but his drug use becomes more frequent and he becomes abusive.

After separating from Annette, Victor begins an affair with Gisèle, a fellow drug-addict. When she overdoses he is finally inspired to seek treatment. While visiting Victor in rehab Annette reveals that she cannot forgive him and that she is taking Pamela with her to Caracas and asks him to never contact her again.

Eleven years later Pamela receives a message from her paternal aunt, Martine. Against her mother's wishes she contacts her and learns her father never left Paris and her mother has blocked all attempts at communication between him and Pamela.

The two are able to meet a handful of times before Pamela goes on vacation. However, before she can return, Victor dies abruptly.

His last letter to her contains several poems, including one in German which Pamela later translates for her friend that is on loss and rebirth.


Cast

  • Paul Blain as Victor
  • Marie-Christine Friedrich as Annette
  • Victoire and Constance Rousseau as Pamela
  • Carole Franck as Martine
  • Olivia Ross as Gisèle
  • Alice Langlois as Judith
  • Pascal Bongard as André
  • Éleonore Rousseau as Alix
  • Claude Duneton as le grand-père
  • Alice Meiringer as Karine
  • Katrin Daliot as Agnès
  • Elena Fischer-Dieskau as Nektar