Maddened by his absence

Maddened by his absence
J'enrage de son absence

A film by Sandrine Bonnaire

2012 France - Drama


After ten years, Jacques comes back to France to handle his father's succession. He had left France to live in the USA to escape a painful past he shared with Mado, his former wife, who in the meantime, built a new life with Stéphane and their 7 year old son, Paul. Upon his return, Jacques and Mado meet again; he asks to meet her son Paul; Mado hesitates, then accepts but hides it from her husband. Soon Paul and Jacques get close and they start to see each other secretly.

  • cast

    • William Hurt
    • Alexandra Lamy
    • Augustin Legrand
    • Jalil Mehenni
  • crew +

    • Producer
    • Dominique Besnehard (MVP)
    • Producer
    • Michel Feller (MVP)
    • Producer
    • Thomas Schmitt (Mosaique Films)
    • Producer
    • Nicolas Steil (Iris Productions)
    • Producer
    • Jesus Gonzales (Iris Film)
    • Screenplay
    • Sandrine Bonnaire
    • Screenplay
    • Jérome Tonnerre
    • Editor
    • Svetlana Vaynblat
    • Sound
    • Philippe Kohn
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 90 mn
    • Ratio
    • 2:35

awards & nominations

  • Critic's week Cannes 2012 Special Screening


screenings in festivals & markets


Domestic release :
October 31st 2012