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Time Out

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Time Out

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
132 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/29/02
performer:
Aurelien Recoing, Karin Viard
director:
Laurent Cantet
distributor:
THINKFilm
author:
Robin Campillo, Laurent Cantet
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A

As a middle-aged businessman recently unemployed and going to increasingly creative lengths to hide the fact from his family, Aurelien Recoing manages to convey pride and shame, resignation and liberation, sometimes just in the way he drives in silence. This profound psychological drama piles the lies up slowly, with particular insight into the subtleties of manly self-invention. There’s piercing sadness, and fury, too, in this Everyman’s isolation, and filmmaker Laurent Cantet is skilled at evoking the universal condition of such tragic ordinariness. A