Before the Winter Chill

  • Winter Rose / Vor dem Winter (Working title)
All titles (11)
Feature Film | 2012-2013 | Drama | France, Luxembourg

Brief synopsis

Paul is a sixty-year-old neurosurgeon. When you're married to Lucie, there are never any shadows on happiness. But one day, bouquets of roses start being delivered anonymously to the couple's house at the same time when Lou, a twenty-year old, never stops crossing Paul's path.

The masks then begin to fall: is everyone really what they pretend to be? Is the life Paul and Lucie leading the one they dreamed of? Who is lying and who is telling the truth? Is there still time, just before life's final season, to dare to reveal unspoken things and secrets? Where are the monsters and where are the angels?


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Daniel AuteuilPaul [L]
Kristin Scott ThomasLucie [L]
Leïla BekhtiLou [L]
Richard BerryGrard [GS]
Vicky KriepsCaroline [SR]
Jérôme VaranfrainVictor [SR]
Laure KillingMathilde [SR]
Anne MetzlerZo Gassard [SR]
Laurent ClaretClinic Director [SR]
Lucie DebayLou's friend [SR]
Joël DelsautLe capitaine Thierry Weiler [SR]
Annette SchlechterMme Malek [SR]
Jean-Francois WolffLe commandant Xavier Garin [SR]
Jeanne WernerInterne femme [BP]


1st ADDominique Delany
Director of photographyDenis Lenoir
Casting directorFrançoise Menidrey
DirectorPhilippe Claudel
EditorElisa Aboulker
Lighting technician / electricianLaurent Steiner
ComposerAndré Dziezuk
ProducerRomain Rojtman
ProducerYves Marmion
Co-producerJani Thiltges
Production designerSamuel Deshors
Production managerBénédicte Hermesse
ScreenwriterPhilippe Claudel
Production sound mixerPierre Lenoir
Sound re-recording mixerMichel Schillings
Sound editorFrançois Dumont

Distributing companies

UGC - Union Générale Cinématographique [fr]France (theatrical)
TF1 Studio (formerly TF1 International / Droits audiovisuels) [fr]as TF1 International
Polyband Medien GmbH [de]Germany (theatrical)


GripStefan Visse-Hövels FahraufnahmenTrailer


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatFranceChérie 25 [fr]Friday, 09/04/2021, 9.05 PM


Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 13/11/2014
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 27/11/2013