Just a Sigh

Just a Sigh

Just a Sigh

A chance encounter between two middle-aged passengers begins this Parisian romance, told in real time. Alix (Emmanuelle Devos), on her way to audition for a film, meets a mysterious English stranger (Gabriel Byrne). She follows him, loves him, for a few hours, before facing what could be a new life.

"Young and versatile director Jérôme Bonnell (Le Chignon d’Olga) tells a real-time story with a particular sense for detail. Reminiscent of François Truffaut’s The Woman Next Door, the film captures vivid insights of a burning love evolving between two characters, wonderfully brought together by Bonnell’s down-to-earth approach." (Tribeca Film Festival)

2013Rating: M, Sex scenes, offensive language & nudity101 minsFrance, Belgium, IrelandFrench and English with English subtitles
DramaRomance

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Just a Sigh / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A tonally heterogeneous but emotionally coherent dramedy centered around a beautifully modulated turn by Devos.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

You may complain that [it's] episodic to cohere and that Alix's eccentricities are plot mechanisms. But to me, this fateful day-in-the-life feels believable.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

The connection that these two are allegedly making must be taken on faith. Little is shown or spoken to sell it.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A bracingly romantic drama that's alive with a mature sense of passion and mystery.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Never quite sustains its double-sided tone, but the Franglais performances are top-notch.

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