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Tony, (Emmanuelle Bercot) has a skiing accident that results in her injuring her knee. She goes to a seaside clinic to recover. While there her rehabilitation councillor asks her to reflect on what led to her injury. Tony flashes back to her marriage with Georgio (Vincent Cassel). One night, while out with her brother and his girlfriend at a club, Tony sees Georgio, a man she recognizes. She flicks water from a champagne bucket in his face but he claims not to recognize her. Leaving the club Georgio invites Tony and her friends to his house. She reveals that they met while she was working her way through law school as a waitress and he used to flick water at women he would flirt with. Georgio is a restauranteur and Tony is impressed with his lifestyle and joie de vivre. On their second date he takes her, without warning, to his friend's wedding where he is serving as best man. They quickly begin dating although she is agitated when he introduces her to Agnès, a former model girlfriend who dislikes Tony and tells her she "stole" her boyfriend. Nevertheless things continue to progress between the couple. After Tony discovers she's pregnant the two marry.

Agnès reacts to the news by attempting suicide. Georgio begins taking care of her and Tony feels he is more invested in Agnès then in their relationship. She temporarily leaves Georgio who promises her he'll stop seeing Agnès, but on her return he not only restates that he will never stop taking care of Agnès but also says that he can't live with Tony 24/7. Instead he rents an apartment across the street from their shared apartment which he moves into. While she is living alone a lawyer and movers come by to tell her that because Georgio is in severe debt many of their possessions, including ones that she brought to the marriage, are being taken away to be sold. Georgio regains her possessions and the two briefly reconcile in time for their son, Sinbad, to be born. Their marriage begins to fracture again when Georgio goes to see Agnès again and later introduces her to their son. He also claims to be working at times Tony needs him to watch their son however when Tony goes to his apartment she finds him in bed with a woman he claims not to know. He tells her that he has never cheated on her but admits to having a drug problem. Tony's brother tells her to leave Georgio but Tony argues that all marriages have their ups and downs and she is willing to continue trying.

Tony begins to take medication in order to cope with her depression over her marriage. She begins to increase her dosage until she finally attempts suicide by taking all her pills. After her suicide attempt Tony finally decides to divorce Georgio but he refuses, especially after she tells him that he will only be able to see his son every other weekend. He threatens her by saying that he'll bring up her suicide attempt and her depression during her pregnancy in order to keep custody of their son to himself. Nevertheless the two have an amicable divorce and continue to sleep together from time to time. While attending therapy Georgio apologizes to Tony for hurting her and the two seem to reconcile even going on vacation together with Sinbad. However Tony gets a high publicity case defending a murderer and she realizes that Georgio is not happy for her despite explaining to him that the case will make her career. Busy with her case, Tony is surprised by Georgio at her office one day who tells her he is afraid of losing her and that soon it will be their ten year anniversary. She tells him that he already lost her a long time ago, and is impatient with his antics. She also reveals that she has boyfriend and has had one for awhile.

Leaving rehab, Tony returns to normal life where she goes to a parent-teacher interview. Georgio makes an appearance, and though it is clear they still care about each other and share a mutual attraction, they do not interact, and they do not engage in a fight or any of the passive-aggressive behaviour that marked so much of their relationship. Georgio leaves early, saying goodbye to the teachers but not directly to Tony, who smiles wistfully before turning back to the interview.

NR
| 2016 | 2 hr 8 min | 7.1/10 | 68/100
Cast
Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel, Isild Le Besco
Studio
StudioCanal
Director
Maiwenn
Language
French
Ad
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Also directed by Maiwenn

Also starring Emmanuelle Bercot

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