GenreDrama Initial DVD releaseNovember 28, 2006 WriterFrancois Ozon LanguageFrench
Release date16 May 2005 (2005-05-16) (Cannes)30 November 2005 (2005-11-30) (France) Initial releaseAugust 31, 2005 (Netherlands) CastMelvil Poupaud (Romain), Jeanne Moreau (Laura), Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (Jany), Daniel Duval (Père), Marie Rivière (Mère), Christian Sengewald (Sasha) Similar moviesMy Summer of Love, The Kids Are All Right, J'ai toujours rêvé d'être un gangster, The Story of Piera, Love and Other Disasters, Cracks
Le temps qui reste time to leave 2005 movie trailer
Romain, a gay 31-year-old fashion photographer, finds out he is terminally ill and has only three months to live. He rejects the treatment for his metastasized tumor that might offer him a slim (less than 5%) chance of survival.
Romain exhibits both selfish and reckless behavior. He realizes that his good looks give him a certain amount of leeway and he tests the forbearance of the people who care for him. He chases away his lover Sasha and delights in antagonizing his sister. The only person in whom he confides about his illness is his grandmother Laura.
The film received generally positive reviews from critics. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 76% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 49 reviews. Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 67 out of 100, based on 21 reviews.