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by Nicole Garcia


Baptiste is a loner. A gifted primary teacher living in the south of France, he knows how to bring their schoolwork alive for his pupils but never remains in the same job for more than a term. His unremarkable appearance masks cracks, even violence… When he is left unwittingly in charge of Mathias one weekend by the child’s negligent father, the boy takes Baptiste to his mother Sandra, a dazzling but fragile woman who works on the beach near Montpellier. An erratic parent who longs to make amends, she welcomes Baptiste and her son into her bungalow. For one enchanted day, a powerful spell unites them, the beginnings of a family for those who do not have one. But it won’t last. Sandra owes money and her creditors are moving in. She is forced to flee again. To help her, Baptiste must return to the roots of his life, and to the darkest, most painful secrets within him…

international title: Going Away
original title: Un beau dimanche
country: France
sales agent: Wild Bunch International
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Nicole Garcia
film run: 95'
release date: FR 05/02/2014
screenplay: Nicole Garcia
cast: Louise Bourgoin, Pierre Rochefort, Dominique Sanda, Déborah François, Eric Ruf
cinematography by: Pierre Millon
film editing: Simon Jacquet
art director: Véronique Barnéoud
costumes designer: Nathalie du Roscoat, Elisabeth Tavernier
music: Éric Neveux
producer: Philippe Martin
production: Les Films Pelléas, France 3 Cinéma, Pauline's Angel
distributor: Diaphana Distribution
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