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by Jean-Pascal Hattu


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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