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Director  Xavier Legrand
Screenplay  Xavier Legrand
Writer  Xavier Legrand
Language  French
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Short, Drama, Family
Country  France
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Release date  23 January 2013 (2013-01-23) (France)
Awards  Cesar Award for Best Short Film
Cast  Miljan Chatelain, Mathilde Auneveux, Stéphane Schoukroun, Denis Ménochet, Catherine Lefroid, Christian Benedetti
Similar movies  Paperman, Home Makeover, Get a Horse!, Pacific Rim, The Artist, Feast

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Just Before Losing Everything (original title Avant que de tout perdre) is a 2013 short film by French film maker Xavier Legrand. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. The film follows the day in the life of a woman who has decided to leave her abusive husband.


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A small boy (Julien) leaves his house and walks down the street. He runs into his teacher and tells her he is going to pick up cigarettes for his Dad. The teacher reminds him of the teacher conferences tomorrow. The boy walks down the street and goes under a bridge. His mother (Miriam) picks him up. They drive to a bus stop and pick up his crying sister (Josephine).

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They drive to Miriam’s work at a Wal-Mart like store. She leaves her kids with a co-worker and speaks with her boss. She informs him that she needs to leave tonight. He asks if she is going to file charges against her husband and Miriam states that there is no time. The boss agrees to fire her so she can receive a severance package.

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Before they can leave the store, Miriam’s husband Antoine comes to talk to her. Julien and Josephine cry and beg her not to talk to him. Miriam changes out of her regular clothes to her store uniform revealing cuts and bruises on her body. He asks for the check book, apparently unaware of Miriam’s plan. She gives it to him and walks away.

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She and her children leave the store to meet her sister and her sister’s husband. They see Antoine in the parking lot and hide from him behind the other cars. He drives away, and they run across the parking lot to Miriam’s sister’s car.

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In the last shot, a car which may or may not be Antoine's turns to follow them.


  • Lea Drucker as Miriam
  • Anne Benoit as Gaelle
  • Denis Menochet as Antoine
  • Milgan Chatelain as Julien
  • Mathilde Auneveux as Josephine
  • References

    Just Before Losing Everything Wikipedia
    Just Before Losing Everything IMDb Just Before Losing Everything

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