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The Sense of Wonder

Le Goût des Merveilles

FEATURE FILM 101'
Romantic comedy

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A whimsical, engaging romantic comedy about two lost souls, whose accidental collision sparks a feeling of wonderful.
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Written by Eric Besnard

Directed by

Eric Besnard ((My Heroes, In Gold We Trust, Cash)

Starring

Virginie Efira (It Boy, Turning Tide, My Worst Nightmare, Second Chance)
Benjamin Lavernhe (The Odyssey, A Sense of Wonder, Elle L’Adore)

Production

Pulsar Productions and Camera One

2015 / Original language: French / Color / 2.40 / 5.1 / available in hd & 2k

In Provence, Louise struggles to raise two kids and save her late husband’s fruit tree business. But times are tough and even Louise’s delicious pastries can’t keep the bank from trying to take her house, as what’s left of Louise’s life feels like it’s spinning out of control. So when she accidentally hits a stranger named Pierre with her car, it seems like the last straw. But Pierre is unlike anyone Louise has ever met. A withdrawn genius with a unique sense of wonder and logic, he is under scrutiny by the state, for possibly being a danger to himself. But when he meets Louise and her kids, Pierre suddenly feels like he’s found what he’s always been looking for- A home. Intrigued by his eccentric personality and candid innocence, Louise’s kids are drawn to Pierre, yet despite her attraction to this odd and brilliant man, Louise tries to keep him out of her already complicated life and broken heart. But oblivious to social codes, Pierre keeps being there for Louise, somehow bringing solutions to her problems, and laughter back into her home. And as she slowly opens up to him, Louise finds herself connecting with a sense of wonder, that might just rekindle her taste for life.

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MORE THAN 800,00 ADMISSIONS
WITH $5.9M BO WORLDWIDE

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"Refreshingly sincere"
"An immensely warm film"
"A gently glowing concoction"
The Hollywood Reporter

"A lovely film in the form of a modern fairytale"
Le Parisien

"A sensitive ode to nature and diversity"
Version Cinema

"A sensorial and pantheistic film"
"A marvel"
"The fabulous story of this couple is reassuring"
"Virginie Efira is outstanding"
L’Obs

"A film that blends humor with emotion and gives a different perspective on autism"
"A real acting performance"
"It has humor as well as emotion"
France 3 « JT »

"A burst of sweetness"
"A soothing and comforting film"
La Croix

"An extraordinary romance"
"Straightforward, stellar actors"
"Eric Besnard manages to hit just the right tone"
Metro

"A gem"
Le Figaro

"The surprise gift of the end of the year"
"Sweet, tender, funny, surprising - a love story like no other"
Cineman.ch (Suisse)

"A sunny romantic comedy"
TV8 (Suisse)

"A feel-good film"
Le Soir(Suisse)


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