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Against the Wind

A.k.a. "Headwinds". One morning, Sarah (Audrey Tautou) vanishes, leaving her husband Paul (Benoit Magimel) and their young son and daughter reeling, without a word as to her whereabouts or a clue about when she will return. As time passes, Paul anxiously but tenderly tries to sustain some sense of normalcy and after a year, in an attempt to start over, he reluctantly returns to his coastal home town. There, he takes a job as a driving instructor, reunites with his estranged brother and befriends a local police officer (Isabelle Carre). But still he dreams of Sarah, refusing to let go. Why did she leave, and will she return? Based on a best-selling novel ("Des vents contraires") by Olivier Adam, this is a deeply moving drama with immense depth and heart.

Year: 2011
Genre: Drama, French Cinema
Country: France
Director: Jalil Lespert
Starring: Benoit Magimel, Bouli Lanners, Audrey Tautou, Isabelle Carre, Antoine Dulery, Marie-Ange Casta, Ramzy Bedia
Duration: 88 Minutes
Rating: M - Sex scenes, offensive language and nudity
Subtitles: Yes
8.2/10
Location in store: Foreign (France)

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