French Film Review: Everything Went Fine

 
French Film Review: Everything Went Fine

After a stroke leaves him paralysed in one arm, 85-year-old André Bernheim (André Dussolier) demands that his eldest daughter, Emmanuèle (Sophie Marceau), help him commit suicide. With the grudging support of her younger sister Pascale (Géraldine Pailhas), Emmanuèle begins sorting through the complicated processes and bureaucratic hurdles necessary to fulfill her father’s request.

Based on an autobiographical novel by Emmanuèle Bernheim, the latest film from the ever-unpredictable, genre-hopping François Ozon is a dramatic change of pace from last year’s nostalgic and romantic Summer of 85. Unsentimental and often surprisingly funny, it looks at the nuances and complications of family life.

Director: François Ozon

Starring: Sophie Marceau, André Dussolier

From France Today magazine

Lead photo credit : Everything Went Fine stars Sophie Marceau © Playtime

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