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      Time to Leave

      2005 1h 20m Drama List
      74% Tomatometer 54 Reviews 79% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings When Romain (Melvil Poupaud), a vain young photographer, is diagnosed with a virtually inoperable brain tumor, he refuses treatment and tells no one of the prognosis. Romain recoils from his partner, Sasha (Christian Sengewald), but confides in his worldly grandmother, Laura (Jeanne Moreau), who encourages him to reexamine himself before he departs the world of the living. Soon Romain meets Jany (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi), a waitress who offers him a surprising opportunity to die meaningfully. Read More Read Less
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      A reflective look at our own mortality through the experience of a middle-aged French man, Time To Leave manages to pull at our heart strings without resorting to cliches, and leaves a lasting impression.

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      Paul Fileri Film Comment Magazine Time to Leave strikes a certain register of restrained placidity, yet in the end, succumbs to more and more frequent idealizing interludes. Mar 28, 2018 Full Review David Ansen Newsweek This is the most personal, deeply felt film from the gifted director of "Under the Sand" and "Swimming Pool." Ozon leaches his melodrama of all sentimentality, and moves us all the more. Feb 7, 2018 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia A drama by Ozon with noble intentions, far from cheap sentimentality, but it gives me the feeling that in his story of terminal illness there is a superficial indulgence that prevents it from being intimate. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 6/10 Aug 7, 2020 Full Review David Lamble Bay Area Reporter Ozon has fashioned a "masculine melodrama" about how an impossibly beautiful, petulant young man copes with a precious few months. May 12, 2020 Full Review Annie Wagner The Stranger (Seattle, WA) It's a lovely film, with scattered wrenching moments, but it lacks the mannered impact of the rest of Ozon's oeuvre. Mar 1, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      андрей н Touching, deep, unhurried. great acting job. No banality or sweetness. Very calm and courageous acceptance.... Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the best movies ever! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member What a f****** obscene movie and protagonist. And I'm not talking about the sex scene, but his way of pushing obvious boundaries of manner. Not only that, but the main character is a total selfish douche. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A beautiful and quite moving drama about mortality. Time to Leave is a terrific French drama. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member I just didn't like it. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Felt kind of generic and unremarkable until the perfect third act, which completely destroyed me. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When Romain (Melvil Poupaud), a vain young photographer, is diagnosed with a virtually inoperable brain tumor, he refuses treatment and tells no one of the prognosis. Romain recoils from his partner, Sasha (Christian Sengewald), but confides in his worldly grandmother, Laura (Jeanne Moreau), who encourages him to reexamine himself before he departs the world of the living. Soon Romain meets Jany (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi), a waitress who offers him a surprising opportunity to die meaningfully.
      Director
      François Ozon
      Producer
      Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier
      Screenwriter
      François Ozon
      Production Co
      Fidélité Productions, Studio Canal, France 2 Cinema
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Jul 14, 2006
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 25, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $117.6K
      Runtime
      1h 20m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital, DTS