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Director  Catherine Corsini
Initial DVD release  February 3, 2010 (France)
Country  France
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Romance
Language  French
"Leaving" (2009 film) movie poster

Release date  12 August 2009 (2009-08-12) (France)
Writer  Catherine Corsini (scenario), Gaelle Mace (collaborator), Antoine Jaccoud (scenario consultant), Emmanuelle Bernheim (scenario consultant)
Screenplay  Catherine Corsini, Gaelle Mace
Cast  Kristin Scott Thomas (Suzanne), Sergi López (Ivan), Yvan Attal (Samuel), Bernard Blancan (Rémi), Aladin Reibel (Dubreuil), Alexandre Vidal (David)
Similar movies  Self/less, Johanna, Extreme Measures, Independence Day, Mission: Impossible III, Shaun the Sheep Movie

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Leaving (French: Partir) is a 2009 French film directed by Catherine Corsini, written by Corsini and Gaeelle Mace, and starring Sergi López and Kristin Scott Thomas.


Leaving (2009 film) Kristin Scott Thomas in front of Sergi López (a movie scene)

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The movie script was written by Corsini and Gaeelle Mace.

The film has Sergi López and Kristin Scott Thomas in lead roles.

The film has been moderately well received by critics.  


Leaving (2009 film) Sergi López inside a moving car (a movie scene)

Suzanne (Kristin Scott Thomas), is a well-to-do married woman and mother of two in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle begins to depress her, and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband, Samuel (Yvan Attal), agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. When Suzanne and Ivan (Sergi López), a Spanish ex-con hired to do the building, meet, their mutual attraction is sudden and violent.

Leaving (2009 film) Kristin Scott Thomas wearing a blue sleeveless shirt and Sergi López wearing  a brown shirt (a movie scene)

After multiple trysts with Ivan, she confesses the affair to her husband, and she promises to give it up, but finds she cannot. She finally decides to give up everything and live her all-engulfing passion for Ivan to the fullest, but her husband will not let go of her; her daughter rejects her, although her son stays connected to her. The new couple soon face severe financial problems, some of them caused by Samuel: when her credit card is rejected, she is forced to sell her Cartier watch at a gas station. In their extreme need, Suzanne and Ivan rob Samuel's house of its paintings and valuables, but Ivan is arrested when he fences the stolen goods for them. Suzanne tries to convince her husband that she was solely responsible for the burglary, and that she only took what was hers. She offers to do anything to keep Ivan out of jail, and her husband tells her that if she comes home, Ivan will be free. At this dilemma, she faints.

Leaving (2009 film) Kristin Scott Thomas and Sergi López hugging each other on top of a mountain (a movie scene)

Back in their home, Suzanne is distant with her family, yet tolerant of her husband's sexual advances. Soon, though, she takes a rifle and shells from a closet, and kills Samuel as he sleeps. Driving through the night, she is eventually reunited with Ivan at the ruined house in the hills they had once dreamed of restoring. They embrace and she sobs hysterically. In the distance, a police siren can be heard.


Leaving (2009 film) Kristin Scott Thomas wearing a sleeveless shirt (a movie scene)

  •  Kristin Scott Thomas as Suzanne
  • Sergi López as Ivan
  • Yvan Attal as Samuel
  • Bernard Blancan as Rémi
  • Aladin Reibel as Dubreuil
  • Alexandre Vidal as David
  • Daisy Broom as Marion
  • Berta Esquirol as Berta
  • Gérard Lartigau as Lagache
  • Philippe Laudenbach as Samuel's father
  • Geneviève Casile as Samuel's mother
  • Michèle Ernou as Madame Aubouy
  • Reception

    Leaving (2009 film) Kristin Scott Thomas and Sergi López on top of the bed (a movie scene)

    The film has been moderately well received by critics, and currently holds a rating of 69% on Rotten Tomatoes.

    Leaving (2009 film) Kristin Scott Thomas in front of Sergi López (a movie scene)


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