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Unrated | | Drama | 21 July 2017 (USA)
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A midwife gets unexpected news from her father's old mistress.

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Simon
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Rolande
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Cécile Amado - une patiente
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La chef de service hôpital moderne
Pauline Parigot ...
Lucie
Marie Gili-Pierre ...
Evelyne
Jeanne Rosa ...
Élodie
Élise Oppong ...
Sophie
Ingrid Heiderscheidt ...
L'hôtesse d'accueil de la maternité
Jacques Mechelany ...
Francis
Ana Rodriguez ...
Patiente du bébé au cordon enroulé
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Madame Naja - une patiente
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Claire is a midwife in a maternity hospital. She is humane and helpful and gives herself entirely to her patients. But despite that her life is not a bed of roses. Her hospital is about to close its doors and the devoted woman is determined not to work in the new modern hospital she regards as a "baby factory". Her personal life is no triumph either: she is single and does not make friends easily. To make matters worse, her student son Simon is gradually leaving home, as he is developing a relationship with his new sweetheart Lucie. It is the moment that Béatrice, her dead father's former mistress, chooses to resurface. The eccentric, spendthrift, sensual, amoral woman (Claire's exact opposite in fact) is really the last kind of person she needs to mix with. But Béatrice soon informs her that she suffers from brain cancer and she has nobody else to turn to. Torn between rejection and duty, what is Claire going to do? Written by Guy Bellinger

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21 July 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El reencuentro  »

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Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,341, 23 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$603,582, 26 October 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$402,918, 20 August 2017
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Claire tells Beatrice she is 49; Beatrice replies that she always looked older than she actually was. Catherine Frot, who plays Claire, is 61. See more »

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Referenced in Breakfast: Episode dated 8 July 2017 (2017) See more »

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Just good, It did not get a lot out of me.
25 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Another recent French film that I felt was just OK.

It was not bad, but it's nothing to brag about. Everything is pretty mediocre.

Sure, it's a lovey and interesting story about Midwife who is contacted by her father's mistress 30 years after the relationship because she going through cancer and wanted to see her and her father again, but as it turns out the father is dead leaving the midwife to be the only thing close to a family the mistress has, and most of the movie is about if the midwife feels the same way.

it was mostly drama with a few funny moments but nothing really made me laugh or cry, it was all too bland in the delivery.

I'm still waiting for the french to come out with something like the Intouchables again.

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