Seventh Heaven (1997)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Release Date - Jul 31, 1998 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Parisienne mother Mathilde (Sandrine Kiberlain), who shares a large apartment with her surgeon husband Nico (Vincent Lindon), sometimes works at the legal business run by her mother (Francine Berge). With a stagnant sex life, the bored Mathilde prowls department stores to steal toys for her son. At a party with Nico, she realizes she's being watched by a doctor (Francois Berleand), and she spots him on the metro the following day. He tells her he's a psychiatrist, and they have their first session in a deserted restaurant. While the doctor's cure does appear to work for Mathilde, there's a trade-off: Nico's behavior becomes increasingly abnormal. This film has no connection to the earlier (1927, 1937) Hollywood films with the same title. Shown at the Venice and Toronto film festivals.

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boredom, mental-illness, mother, psychiatry, surgery