Alternate Titles: UN BALCON SUR LA MER, Un Balcon sur La Mer
EuropaCorp, , , Pauline's Angel
Jacques FIESCHI, Nicole GARCIA, Natalie CARTER, BELIER-GARCIA
Jean DUJARDIN, CROZE, Tony SERVILLO, Sandrine KIBERLAIN, Claudia CARDINALE
A romantic thriller in which shared experiences, distant memories and mistaken identities are clues to solving the mystery of unfulfilled passion...
Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours later, Marc finally puts a name to her face. It's Cathy, the girl he was in love with growing up in Oran, Algeria, in the last days of the French colonial regime. Marc hurries to her hotel. They spend the night together. Then she's gone again. And Marc's mother tells him Cathy never left Algeria. She was killed with her father in a bombing just before independence...
Nicole Garcia (Place Vendôme, The Adversary) directs Jean Dujardin (OSS117) and Cannes Best Actress Award-winner Marie-Josee Croze (The Barbarian
Invasions, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) in this atmospheric thriller that cuts between Oran at the end of the Algerian War and southern France in the first days of Mitterrand's presidency, between the search for lost love and the unraveling of a property scam, between past longings and present desires.