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also known as Je rentre à la maison

I'm Going Home2003

  • 3.7
Warm, funny, humane and ultimately heartrending, the film is a remarkable and supremely eloquent statement by a magnificent director. Gilbert Valence is a successful theater actor appearing in Eugene Ionesco's "Exit the King." He soon learns that his wife, daughter and son-in-law have been killed in a car accident. Over time, Valence's life regains a semblance of normalcy. He takes care of his orphaned grandson, strolls the streets of Paris, frequents his favorite cafe and returns to the theater as Prospero in "The Tempest." But when an American film director offers him a role in an English-language production of James Joyce's "Ulysses," Valence struggles to master the dialogue and the rigors of playing a younger man. On the set, he is suddenly aware of his age and overwhelmed by grief. Michel Piccoli is majestic in the role of Valence. Proud, self-assured, and amused by the world, while still vulnerable to life's tragedies.

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