The Big Picture France 2010 – 114min.

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L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie

A personal drama turns the seemingly perfect life of a Paris lawyer on its head.

Paul Exben is a brilliant lawyer who seems to have it all. Recently moved into a large luxury home in a Paris suburb with his wife and children, both his personal and private lives seem perfect. But then his wife suddenly asks him for a divorce, and Paul finds out she has a lover, whom he kills accidentally. This clandestine occurrence sets off a chain of events both hopeless and redemptive for Paul...

Eric Lartigau's excellent adaptation of Douglas Kennedy's latest best-seller, with a magnificent performance by Romain Duris, realistically explores universal themes that lead to self-discovery.



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