A bit of gem, with good acting, unusual settings and a character who effortlessly goes against what is expected of him while being at all point believable. A film that decides to leave the matter of loss aside, and concentrates on the person with the easy part. Plenty to debate as to whether his behaviour is one which would be commendable; the film cleverly does not introduce judgment so I'll do the same.
An intense performance by Melvil Poupaud is the driving force of this emotionally charged drama, with a great supporting cast that includes the legendary Jeanne Moreau. There's no proper way of dealing with such devastating situation, so I guess one must do whatever feels right to ease the pain. Romain and his boyfriend were so cute together. Beautiful but very understated, the cinematography was quite nice.
I liked a lot about this film, but I had a hard time having sympathy with the main protagonist's difficult personality. In that sense only, it reminded me of Varga's Vagabond. Also, is it just me or are some of the folks in this movie very strangely unattractive? Anyway, loved the last scene. 3.5 stars