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Headwinds

2011 1h 31m Drama Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 57% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
Paul (Benoît Magimel) and Sarah's (Audrey Tautou) marriage slowly unravels, and after she disappears, Paul is the main suspect in her disappearance. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member Benoît Magimel is a good actor and the film knows how to explore its bleak, grey locations, but this is nothing but a dull and silly man's flick that lacks focus and doesn't seem to know what kind of story it actually wants to tell. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member After his wife disappeared, a man brought his children to his childhood town to restart a new life. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Basada en el best seller de Olivier Adam, "Contra el Viento" es la historia de un escritor que se enfrenta a la extrana desaparicion de su esposa y vuelve a la casa de sus padres para rencontrarse con su hermano y tratar de continuar su vida junto con sus dos pequenos hijos. Mas alla del misterio inherente a la historia, esta cinta es sobre el amor, la muerte y la incertidumbre. Temas inmortales que hacen de esta cinta algo pertinente y urgente. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Basada en el best seller de Olivier Adam, "Contra el Viento" es la historia de un escritor que se enfrenta a la extrana desaparicion de su esposa y vuelve a la casa de sus padres para rencontrarse con su hermano y tratar de continuar su vida junto con sus dos pequenos hijos. Mas alla del misterio inherente a la historia, esta cinta es sobre el amor, la muerte y la incertidumbre. Temas inmortales que hacen de esta cinta algo pertinente y urgente. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member This atmospheric and moody film, from director Jalil Lespert, and based upon the novel by Olivier Adam, creates a powerful and unsettling mood from the off - when Paul Anderen's wife fails to return home from work, his life is thrown into freefall. His concerned family bring him back to St. Malo, and there he befriends another man whose life is out of control, and begins an awkward romance with the girl he is teaching to drive. Not all of this film works as well as the rest - the romantic subplot felt very schematic, and spelt out by a scene of obvious exposition from the girl - and the resolution of another storyline felt very clear from the outset - but these don't detract too much from the central story, winningly played by all involved. There is much to admire in Des Vents Contraires, but I felt with a little more work, it could have been more still. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A typical French film which is not so interesting from storyline, writing to directing, acting. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Paul (Benoît Magimel) and Sarah's (Audrey Tautou) marriage slowly unravels, and after she disappears, Paul is the main suspect in her disappearance.
Director
Jalil Lespert
Producer
Wassim Béji
Screenwriter
Olivier Adam, Marie-Pierre Huster, Marion Laine, Jalil Lespert
Genre
Drama, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
French (France)
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 4, 2017
Runtime
1h 31m