Before the Winter Chill
Filmfest 2014

German Age Rating

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Paul has never questioned his choices. Married right out of med school to the stunning Lucie, who set aside her own career to accommodate his brilliant one as a brain surgeon, he has been faithful, has earned the respect of his peers, raised a son and built a lovely home. Life is good. But now, in the autumn of his life, something might threaten all that. It starts after a chance meeting with young and mysterious Lou who keeps turning up in his life. When roses are delivered daily at his office and home, Paul presumes Lou is stalking him, yet he can't resist the lure of an ambiguous and dangerous relationship with her. Fascinated by her emotional frailty, her mystery and grace, Paul fails to see that he might be the target of a sinister plot, something dark and twisted that could threaten everything he's achieved and everyone he loves.

tags: Relationship, Francophone, Love, Feature film

Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Kristin Scott Thomas, Leïla Bekhti, Richard Berry


Screenplay: Philippe Claudel

Director of Photography: Denis Lenoir

Film Editor: Elisa Aboulker

Composer: André Dziezuk

Production Designer: Samuel Deshors

Sound: Pierre Lenoir

Producer: Yves Marmion

Production Company: Les Films du 24

Co-Producer: Romain Rojtman

World Sales: TF1 International

Distributor: Polyband Medien GmbH

Director: Philippe Claudel