Excellent, emotionally charged drama, beautifully photographed with naturalistic tones, and directed, and showcasing some very fine acting work: i found Louise Bourgoin exceptionally beautiful and affecting in her role, and Pierre Rochefort , the son of the director and of great French actor, Jean Rochefort, a very talented and truly handsome young actor, i hope to see more often in films as he makes for the perfect romantic lead. A great surprise was to see iconic star Dominique Sanda finally back to work after quite a long time, i believe, perfectly cast in the key supporting role of the sensitive yet ambiguous wealthy mother of the troubled lead, delivering a great performance and completely engrossing the screen with her presence, and, even though definitely aged, still perfectly luminous, and clearly a natural.The movie is not as well known as it should be, and, that's too bad. I had to buy the Pal version, since there's no American distribution (a shame) and fortunately i have both systems DVD players. A real delight, from beginning to end, unfolding a bit like a mystery, but it is an insightful psychological drama, that argues family's values,and recent European society as well, it turns out to be haunting and extremely sweet, shot also on gorgeous different locations in the South of France (mostly). Highly recommended, and, hopefully, one fine day, available also in the States, who knows?