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by Benoît Jacquot


Like the straw that breaks the camel's back, one night Ann sees Thomas kissing another woman and she decides to leave him, to leave everything behind. She's a musician and only music has a hold over her, but it doesn't hold her back. Music is everything to her. Georges, a childhood acquaintance, appears on the scene. Empowered by his friendship, Ann breaks up with Thomas and leaves. Setting out to face her origins and her destiny, she finds an island, there where the Villa Amalia stands.

original title: Villa Amalia
country: France
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Benoît Jacquot
film run: 91'
release date: FR 08/04/2009, BE 03/06/2009, NL 21/01/2010, ES 18/06/2010, UK 25/06/2010, DE 25/11/2010
screenplay: Benoît Jacquot, Julien Boivent
cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Xavier Beauvois, Maya Sansa, Clara Bindi
cinematography by: Caroline Champetier
film editing: Katia Wyszkop
costumes designer: Nathalie Lecoultre
producer: Edouard Weil
production: Rectangle Productions, EuropaCorp, Point Prod, France 3 Cinéma
distributor: EuropaCorp Distribution, Victory Productions, Karma Films, Filmfreak Distributie, Peccadillo Pictures, Peripher Filmverleih
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