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by Dominique Cabrera


Christelle has recently given birth to her third child. One day she is overcome by panic. She runs from her apartment, from her baby, disappears from her family. Her husband, Laurent, looks for her everywhere, questioning her father, sister, friends. What happened? Where is she? Christelle’s life will be irrevocably changed, and her disappearance will change the lives of everyone close to her. Emotional truths are revealed to each and everyone as they struggle to find a way back to tenderness and compassion.

international title: The Milk of Human Kindness
original title: Le Lait de la tendresse humaine
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Dominique Cabrera
film run: 95'
release date: FR 19/09/2001, BE 03/10/2001, DE 07/11/2002, NL 30/05/2002, CH 22/08/2002
screenplay: Dominique Cabrera, Cécile Vargaftig, Gilles Marchand
cast: Patrick Bruel, Marilyne Canto, Dominique Blanc, Sergi López, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner, Yolande Moreau, Antoine Chappey
cinematography by: Hélène Louvart
film editing: Francine Sandberg
art director: Raymond Sarti
costumes designer: Nathalie Raoul
music: Béatrice Thiriet
producer: Philippe Martin
production: Les Films Pelléas, Glem Films, Les Films du Fleuve
distributor: Rezo Films, Cinéart (BE), Peripher Filmverleih (DE), A-Film Distribution (NL), Look Now (CH)
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