Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) comes from a small village in the South of France, at a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents marry her to Jose (<Alex Brendemühl), an honest and loving Spanish farm worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her. Despite Jose's devotion to her, Gabrielle vows that she will never love Jose and lives like a prisoner bound by the constraints of conventional post-World War II society until the day she is sent away to a cure in the Alps to heal her kidney stones. There she meets Andre Sauvage (Louis Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War, who rekindles the passion buried inside her. She promises they will run away together, and André seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams?
Louis Garrel....Le lieutenant André Sauvage
Alex Brendemühl....José Rabascal (as Àlex Brendemühl)
Brigitte Roüan....Adèle - la mère de Gabrielle
Victoire Du Bois....Jeannine - la soeur de Gabrielle
Daniel Para....Martin - le père de Gabrielle et de Jeannine
Jihwan Kim....Blaise - l'ordonnance
Victor Quilichini....Marc Rabascal à 14 ans
Ange Black-Bereyziat....Marc Rabascal à 7 ans
Camilo Acosta Mendoza....Camilo
Julio Bollullo Carasco....Julio
Folco Jullien....Un garçon à la fête
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