a film by Mathieu Amalric based on novel by Georges Simenon
76 minutes | France | 2014
- "Seriously, Julien, if I were suddenly free, could you free yourself too?"
- "Say again?"
A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings.
The man at least seems to believe they were nothing.
Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words.
"Life is different when you live it and when you go back over it afterwards."
What happened? What is he accused of?…
“A PUNGENT TALE OF INFIDELITY AND (POSSIBLE) MURDER”
“IT’S THE KIND OF BIG MOVIE KISS THAT SENDS NOIR HEROES TO THEIR KNEES AND MAYBE THEIR GRAVES”
The New York Times
Simenon left school when he was fifteen and started writing back pages for the Gazette de Liège. His first novel Au pont des arches was published in 1920. Two years later, Simenon left Liège for Paris, where he published short stories and articles in various newspapers. His most famous character, Maigret, first appeared in 1930 and Simenon started working with Renoir on film adaptations the next year. While he wrote no less than 193 novels, the man also spent a large part of his life travelling around the world. He even lived in the US and in Québec for a while. His last novel, Maigret and Mr Charles was published in 1972. After that, even if he was celebrated everywhere, Simenon started living a much more quiet life and concentrated on the writing of his memoirs. He died in Lausanne in 1989.
Buy the novel here.