Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: April 19, 2002

Current rating: Rating: 2.67
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Cast: Michel Piccoli, John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve


This film paints a portrait of Gilbert Valance (Piccoli) who was one of the titans of the French stage and screen. In his last years, he is told his wife, daughter and son-in-law have died in a car accident. He is given charge of his 6-year-old grandson whom he adores. He appears to meet the challenge or raising the cute young lad but his bigger test lies in his career. He accepts a small role from American director and after faltering on the job, he begins to accept the end of his career.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Studio: Seville Pictures
Producer(s): Paulo Branco
Screenplay: Manoel de Oliveira

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