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Sam (Ferrier), 17, has been on a self-destructive spiral that could lead to his death. He returns home from boarding school to find his wheelchair-bound English grandmother, Ruth (Rampling) has moved in. Ruth is an ex-war photographer with a lust for life and a love of the bottle. Sam soon finds himself profoundly confronted by her alcoholic wit and chutzpah. Their first meeting is awkward; their second violent. Things get worse when Sam finds himself stranded alone with her and her nurse Sarah (Poor) for the school holidays. Both strong-willed characters, a battle of supremacy ensues, enabling Sam to embrace life again and for Ruth to face her mortality.


Âgé de 17 ans, Sam est très mal dans sa peau. Ses comportements autodestructeurs risquent de le mener tout droit à la morgue. Expulsé de son internat, il retourne chez lui. Il constate que sa grand-mère, Ruth, qu’il ne connaît pas, s’y est installée. L’ancienne photographe de guerre britannique est confinée à un fauteuil roulant et a un sérieux penchant pour la bouteille. Leur première rencontre est malaisée, la deuxième est carrément violente. D’abord furieux, Sam ne tardera pas à découvrir que Ruth est une vieille dame drôle, irrévérencieuse, intrépide et assez coquette. Peu à peu, le garçon reprend goût à la vie pendant que sa grand-mère fait face à sa propre mortalité.


  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    95 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    New Zealand
  • Rating
    Mature themes
  • Note
    Distributed by: Photon Films
  • Director
    Matthew Saville
  • Cast
    Charlotte Rampling, Márton Csókás, George Ferrier, Edith Poor