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2015 ARCHIVE

Director: André Téchiné
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Guillaume Canet, Adèle Haenal
Country: France
Year: 2014
Genre: Drama
Duration: 116 minutes
Rating: R13 – sex scenes, offensive language & content that may disturb

“Exciting from start to finish, the film makes the most of its top actors: Deneuve, Canet and especially Haenal; impressive.”

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Synopsis

Nice, 1976. When her marriage falls apart, Agnès Le Roux (played by César Award-winning actress Adèle Haenal) moves back to the south of France from Africa to live with her mother, Renée (legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve), who is the owner of the renowned Palais de la Méditerranée casino in Nice.

Agnès quickly falls in love with Maurice Agnelet (heart-throb Guillaume Canet), a lawyer and Renee’s business advisor, who is ten years her senior. Agnès is madly in love, despite Maurice’s playboy lifestyle. As a shareholder in the Palais de la Méditerranée casino, Agnès decides to sell what should have been her inheritance to go it alone. However, a fixed card game threatens the casino’s financial stability, and someone is trying to threaten her mother. Behind the scenes hangs the shadow of the Mafia and rival casino owner Fratoni, who has plans for a takeover.

No longer in favour with Renée, Maurice introduces Agnès to Fratoni, who soon offers her an attractive deal to vote against her mother in the shareholders’ meeting. What follows in this riveting drama based on real events is a whirlwind of hurt and betrayal, ultimately resulting in one of France’s most notorious unsolved mysteries…

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AUCKLAND – RIALTO
Fri 20 Feb 12:30 PM
Tue 24 Feb 6:15 PM
ENCORE SCREENING: Fri 20 Mar 6:30pm

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Wed 4 Mar 6:15 PM
Sat 7 Mar 11:30 AM
ENCORE SCREENING: Sat 21 Mar 4:15pm

CHRISTCHURCH
Fri 27 Feb 2:00 PM
Wed 4 Mar 4:00 PM
Thu 12 Mar 2:15 PM
ENCORE SCREENING: Fri 27 Mar 6:15pm

NELSON
Fri 6 Mar 1:30 PM
Tue 10 Mar 4:00 PM

WELLINGTON
Sat 14 Mar 6:15 PM D (Extra seats now on sale)
Thu 19 Mar 2:00 PM D
Mon 23 Mar 2:00 PM D
ENCORE SCREENING:
Tue 31 Mar 8:30pm D
ENCORE SCREENING:
 Wed 1 Apr 1:30pm D

TAURANGA
Fri 13 Mar 8:30 PM

DUNEDIN
Sun 29 Mar 5:15 PM

HAVELOCK NORTH
Tue 24 Mar 6:15 PM

PALMERSTON NORTH
Mon 13 Apr 6:15 PM

HAMILTON
Thu 16 Apr 8:30 PM
Tue 21 Apr 6:15 PM

D Deluxe Theatre

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