En Avoir (Ou Pas) (1995)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Romantic Drama, Social Problem Film  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - France   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

Alice (Sandrine Kiberlain) is a young woman working in a fish cannery in Boulogne-sur-Mer, who feels that her life has come to a dead end. When she is laid off from her job, she decides to pull up stakes, leaving her boyfriend behind and heading to Lyon. While having a drink at a hotel bar, she meets construction worker Bruno (Arnaud Giovaninetti). Like Alice, Bruno feels alone and unhappy with life, and as the two strike up a conversation, each senses that they've found a kindred spirit, and a tentative romance begins to emerge. Sandrine Kiberlain's performance earned her a Cesar Award (the French Oscar) as Most Promising Young Actress of 1996.




love, moving, cannery, unemployment