All Is Forgiven (2007)
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.
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.
- 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