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Gabrielle grew up in the agricultural petty bourgeoisie where her dream of absolute passion caused a scandal. At a time when women were primarily destined for marriage, she was disturbing and was thought to be crazy. Her parents gave her to José, a seasonal worker, in charge of making her a respectable woman. Gabrielle says she doesn’t love him and sees herself buried alive. When she is sent to a spa to cure her kidney stones, her stone sickness, a lieutenant wounded in the Indochina war, André Sauvage, revives in her this urgency to love. They will run away together, she swears it, and he seems to answer her desire. This time one will not take to him what she names “the principal thing”. Gabrielle wants to go to the end of her dream.

Feature film

Directed by Nicole Garcia

Production : Trésor Films

With Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel, Alex Brendemühl