• Sous le Sable (2000)

Sous le Sable

Release Date: May 4th, 2000

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

For many years, Marie and Jean have happily spent their vacation together in the Landes region of western France. But this summer, while Marie naps on the beach, her husband goes swimming and vanishes without a trace. Tenaciously and disquietingly, Marie keeps the memory of her husband alive, often speaking of him as if he never disappeared. An offbeat study of the grieving process that will ring true for anyone who has gone through a similar personal loss.

Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Bruno Cremer, Jacques Nolot, Alexandra Stewart, Pierre Vernier, Andrée Tainsy, Maya Gaugler, Damien Abbou

Director: François Ozon

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Sony Pictures Classics

Distributors: Winstar Cinema

Keywords: Love interest, France, Melodramatic, Fall, Intense, Friend, Mystery, Mother, Love, 2000s, Marriage, Husband

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Boston Globe

    Mesmerizing and unforgettable. show more

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Ozon has crafted a near-perfect film, a mournful, moving kind of cinema poetry.

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A movie of introspection and defiance. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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