The Big Picture France 2010 – 114min.
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.