Going Away

French Title: Un beau dimanche
Genre: Drama – Romance
Director: Julien Leclercq
Cast: Pierre Rochefort, Louise Bourgoin, Dominique Sandra
Length: 195 min
Country: France
Release: Feb. 2014
Awards: 1 Cesar Nomination – Best Newcomer Actor (Pierre Rochefort)

Baptiste is a solitary type. A teacher in southern France, he never stays in the same job for more than three weeks. He helps one of his pupils, Mathias, and meets his mother, Sandra, a beautiful woman who’s led a bit of a wild life. Within a day, the trio have formed a bond not at all unlike the beginnings of a family for those who have none. Unfortunately, Sandra owes money and something serious could happen – and thus she must hit the road, fleeing once again. To help her, Baptiste must look back upon the origins of his own life – at the most painful and secret parts of himself.

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