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Je rentre ŕ la maison (2001)

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Release Date
• USA: Sep 29, 2001
• UK: 17 May 2002

Budget FRF 18,000,000

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Running Time
1 hour, 30 minutes

Country France, Portugal

Studio Milestone Films

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Genre: Drama, Comedy

Plot: With I'M GOING HOME, Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira presents a tender film about the zest for life that gives the human spirit resilience in the face of hardship. Michel Piccoli stars as Gilbert Valence, an aging actor who is in the prime of his career, enjoying his pick of prominent roles in both theater and film. During a performance of Exit the King by Eugene Ionesco, with Valence's king weeping over his lost throne, three men arrive backstage to deliver some terrible news: Valence's wife and two children have been killed in a car accident. Saddened but undefeated, Valence continues with the simple daily activities that bring him joy. Each morning he watches his young grandson, Serge (Jean Koeltgen), running off to grade school. He sits in his favorite cafe at his favorite table at the same time each day and drinks coffee. He delights in looking at the monuments of Paris at Trocadero, Place de la Concorde, and the Eiffel Tower. He wanders the grand boulevards, stopping to buy himself a new pair of shoes. A role in The Tempest keeps Valence busy, and when he's at home he plays children's games with Serge. But then his luck turns. His Paris streets become shadowy and dangerous. His agent forces him into a last-minute casting of an English-language film of James Joyce's

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 Directed by
Manoel de Oliveira
A Talking Picture, The Convent, Lettre, La
 Written by
Jacques Parsi
Lettre, La, Viagem ao Princípio do Mundo
Manoel de Oliveira
Lisbon Story, A Talking Picture, The Convent
Catherine Deneuve
Dancer in the Dark, 8 Women, Belle de jour
John Malkovich
Being John Malkovich, Con Air, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Michel Piccoli
Belle de jour, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Atlantic City
Antoine Chappey
5x2, When the Cat's Away, Family Resemblances
Leonor Baldaque
Princípio da Incerteza, O, Inquietude, Port of My Childhood
Leonor Silveira
A Talking Picture, The Convent, Lettre, La
Ricardo Trepa
A Talking Picture, Lettre, La, Princípio da Incerteza, O
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