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Now showing at Cine Lumiere 17,Queensberry Place,South Kensington,London,London SW7 2DT 020 7871 3515

  • Going Away

Going Away 3 stars

movie title

Grade school supply teacher Baptiste is brilliant with his students but he turns down permanent offers of employment so he is able to spread his wings when the need arises. One weekend, a young student called Mathias is left stranded by the absence of his separated parents and Baptiste agrees to take temporary care of the boy. The following morning, the teacher drives with Mathias down to the beach where the youngster's mother Sandra works in one of the cafes.

  • GenreDrama, Romance, World
  • CastDominique Sanda, Louise Bourgoin, Pierre Rochefort.
  • DirectorNicole Garcia.
  • WriterNicole Garcia, Jacques Fieschi.
  • CountryFr
  • Duration95 mins
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  • Release12/09/2014 (London Cine Lumiere)

Two lost souls, who refuse to put down roots, discover a shared sense of purpose in Nicole Garcia's intimate character study. Grade school supply teacher Baptiste (Pierre Rochefort) is brilliant with his students but he turns down permanent offers of employment so he is able to spread his wings when the need arises. One weekend, a young student called Mathias (Mathias Brezot) is left stranded by the absence of his separated parents and Baptiste agrees to take temporary care of the boy. The following morning, the teacher drives with Mathias down to the beach where the youngster's mother Sandra (Louise Bourgoin) works in one of the cafes. It transpires that she is toiling long hours to pay off debts accrued to two local loan sharks, who want the arrears settled as soon as possible. Baptiste is moved by Sandra's plight and he offers to appeal to his wealthy mother (Dominique Sanda), which means the teacher must re-open painful old wounds from his troubled past.

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Thursday 18th September 2014
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