The House by the Sea

    The House by the Sea


    By a little bay near Marseille lies a picturesque villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days. It’s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and the community spirit he created in this magical place. The arrival, at a nearby cove, of a group of boat people will throw these moments of reflection into turmoil.

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    • Ariane AscarideAngèle Barberini
    • Jean-Pierre DarroussinJoseph
    • Gérard MeylanArmand
    • Jacques BoudetMartin
    • Anaïs DemoustierBérangère
    • Robinson StéveninBenjamin
    • Yann TrégouëtIvan
    • Geneviève MnichSuzanne
    • Fred UlysseMaurice
    • Diouc KomaLe soldat


    • 80

      Screen Daily

      An ostensibly old-fashioned family drama that proves, despite an awkward final act, to be one of his most satisfying recent films, and indeed the darkest.
    • 80


      Challenging the truism that you can never go home, this doesn't entirely integrate its political subtext. But the storylines are involving, the setting is picturesque and the performances are impeccable.
    • 70


      The House by the Sea feels like the work of a filmmaker gazing back over his own filmography as one might across a sparkling blue sea, and observing its tides.
    • 60


      The House By the Sea is ultimately a deeply satisfying and occasionally moving experience.
    • 60

      The Hollywood Reporter

      The film’s first hour and last reels are now a not completely organic fit, taking things from an intimate and personal level to a global scale while skipping over an awful lot of things in between.

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