Going Away

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    Feature Film | 2012-2013 | Tragicomedy | France


    Brief synopsis

    Baptiste is a loner. A gifted primary teacher living in the south of France, he knows how to bring their schoolwork alive for his pupils but never remains in the same job for more than a term. His unremarkable appearance masks cracks, even violence...
    When he is left unwittingly in charge of Mathias one weekend by the child’s negligent father, the boy takes Baptiste to his mother Sandra, a dazzling but fragile woman who works on the beach near Montpellier.
    An erratic parent who longs to make amends, she welcomes Baptiste and her son into her bungalow. For one enchanted day, a powerful spell unites them, the beginnings of a family for those who do not have one.
    But it won’t last. Sandra owes money and her creditors are moving in. She is forced to flee again. To help her, Baptiste must return to the roots of his life, and to the darkest, most painful secrets within him...


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Louise BourgoinSandra [L]
    Pierre RochefortBaptiste [L]
    Dominique SandaLiliane [L]
    Déborah FrançoisEmmanuelle [L]
    Éric RufGilles [L]
    Mathias BrezotMathias [SR]
    Benjamin LavernheThomas [SR]
    Olivier LoustauLe père de Mathias [SR]
    Jean-Pierre MartinsBalou [SR]


    1st ADNicolas Cambois
    Director of photographyPierre Milon
    Casting directorRichard Rousseau
    Costume designerNathalie du Roscoät
    Costume designerElisabeth TavernierCréation des costumes de Louise Bourgoin
    DirectorNicole Garcia
    Script supervisorClémentine Schaeffer
    EditorSimon Jacquet
    ComposerÉric Neveux
    ProducerPhilippe Martin
    Production designerVéronique Barnéoud
    Production managerHélène Bastide
    Unit managerGilles Monnier
    ScreenwriterNicole Garcia
    ScreenwriterJacques Fieschi
    Production sound mixerJean-Pierre Duret
    Sound re-recording mixerJean-Pierre Laforce
    Sound editorBenoît Hillebrant

    Production companies

    France 3 Cinéma [fr]Coproduction
    Les Films Pelléas [fr]
    Pauline's Angel [fr]Coproduction

    Distributing companies

    Diaphana Films [fr]France (theatrical)
    Wild Bunch [fr]International Sales


    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 05/02/2014