Watch: Je rentre à la maison 2001 123movies, Full Movie Online – The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car crash. Having to take care of his now-orphaned grandson, he struggles to go on with his lifelong acting career like he’s used to. But the roles he is offered — a flashy TV show and a hectic last-minute replacement in an English-language film of Joyce’s Ulysses — finally convince him that it’s time to retire..
Plot: The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car crash. Having to take care of his now-orphaned grandson, he struggles to go on with his lifelong acting career like he’s used to. But the roles he is offered — a flashy TV show and a hectic last-minute replacement in an English-language film of Joyce’s Ulysses — finally convince him that it’s time to retire.
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|N/A Votes: 22 Popularity: 3.082 | TMDB|
A moving and subtle masterpiece
Anyone who thinks this movie is boring is a horse’s ass who should stick to car chase movies. This is a brilliant, moving, and subtle film that is all the more poignant because, it’s director being a nonagenarian, it could well be his swan song, and that of its 76 year old principal as well. De Oliveira, like his lead character, will not compromise his principles by dumbing down his material. Much of the film is silent, i.e., with no dialogue precisely because it is a film, a visual medium, not a play. The done is set by De Oliveira’s daring opening, which consists of its actor-character enacting the finale of an Ionesco play, which goes on for over 15 minutes. A daring move that pays off because, perhaps predictably, what happens in the play is a predictor of what is to come. The film is not unlike King Lear, in that it stresses the sadness of seeing one who once had greatness, and who still has flashes of it, in decline and perhaps at the end of his powers. It is a sublime meditation on the inevitability of death and the foolishness of fighting it. A minor masterpiece.
Let’s get real, people.
“I’m Going Home” – a heady subtitled French character study and contemplation which focuses on a bereaved and aging thespian, Valence (Piccoli) – consumes huge chunks of time as we watch the protag perform on stage, buy shoes, get mugged, get made up for a movie, flub his lines, etc. Deneuve and Malkovich are on screen for a heartbeat and the whole messy death of his family thing is skipped over in deference to the lengthy scenes. I was surprised when the film abruptly ended with no climax, no denouement, and no warning…just poof, credits rolling. The bottom line here is this is not much of a movie by the standards of ordinary filmgoers. However, it is fodder for cinematic devotees, critics and industry people, pedants and dilettantes, etc. If you care about such trivia as the director was 90+ years of age, then you may want to give this film a look. If you just want entertainment, think twice. (B)
Note: Being surprised when the film ended is a good thing. That meant I was sufficiently engrossed as to not be watching the clock. For what it’s worth and it’s not much, I enjoyed this film a lot.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Manoel de Oliveira
Writer Manoel de Oliveira, Eugène Ionesco, Jacques Parsi
Actors Michel Piccoli, Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich
Country France, Portugal
Awards 5 wins & 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Film Length 2,500 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 2,506 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm