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7 YEARS

by Jean-Pascal Hattu

synopsis

Maïté is married to Vincent who has just been sentenced to seven years in prison. The only intimacy left to them lies in the prison's visiting rooms. Twice a week, she picks up his laundry, washes it, irons it, and brings it back to him, performing this ritual assiduously and meticulously.
One day a young man approaches her outside the prison. His name is Jean. He loiters around her and offers her a ride. She hesitates at first, but agrees to his proposition.
He becomes her lover. Their moments of pleasure are set in specific places (a field, a car) but remain stolen moments. He will not cross the threshold of her home.
Eventually Maïté learns that Jean is actually a warden in the prison, who has, moreover, offered her husband his protection. Caught between desire and guilt, pleasure and duty, she finds herself trapped in a three-player game, the rules of which none of them really knows.

international title: 7 Years
original title: 7 ans
country: France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Jean-Pascal Hattu
film run: 86'
release date: FR 21/02/2007
screenplay: Jean-Pascal Hattu, Gilles Taurand, Guillaume Daporta
cast: Bruno Todeschini, Valérie Donzelli, Cyril Troley, Pablo De La Torre, Nadia Kaci
cinematography by: Pascal Poucet
film editing: Anne Klotz
art director: Sophie Chandoutis
costumes designer: Anne Lavedan
music: Franck Delabre
producer: Justin Taurand
production: Les Films du Bélier
distributor: Epicentre Films
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