9 August 2007
This movie is from our archive and is not currently screening.
It's right before Christmas and Paul (Romain Duris), devastated by the recent break-up with his girlfriend Anna (Joana Preiss), retreats to the Paris apartment that his free-spirited brother Jonathan (Louis Garrel) shares with their divorced father (Guy Marchand, nominated for a César for his performance). Holing up in Jonathan's room, Paul refuses to get out of bed, despite the entreaties of his father and his brother's doomed attempts to cheer him up. Jonathan - a devil-may-care womaniser - tries to coax Paul into a morale-boosting shopping trip, but ends up making a solo dash across town, interrupted by a series of romantic trysts. The emotional interplay heightens with the arrival of the boys' glamorous mother (Marie-France Pisier).