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by Sandrine Bonnaire


After ten years, Jacques comes back to France to handle his father's succession. He had left France to live in the USA to escape a painful past he shared with Mado, his former wife, who in the meantime, built a new life with Stéphane and their 7 year old son, Paul. Upon his return, Jacques and Mado meet again; he asks to meet her son Paul; Mado hesitates, then accepts but hides it from her husband. Soon Paul and Jacques get close and they start to see each other secretly.

international title: Maddened by his Absence
original title: J'enrage de son absence
country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Sandrine Bonnaire
release date: FR 31/10/2012
screenplay: Sandrine Bonnaire, Jérôme Tonnerre
cast: WIlliam Hurt, Alexandra Lamy, Augustin Legrand, Jalil Mehenni
cinematography by: Philippe Guilbert
art director: Denis Hager
costumes designer: Magdalena Labuz
producer: Dominique Besnehard, Michel Feller, Thomas Schmitt
production: Mon Voisin Productions, Mosaique Films, Iris Productions
distributor: Ad Vitam