The Refuge (France, 2009)

  • The Refuge (France, 2009)
  • World Movies admin
  • April 4, 2016


Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful and in love – but together their lives are spiralling out of control. When Louis fatally overdoses one night, Mousse wakes up in hospital to discover she is pregnant.

Lost in her grief and rebuffed by her family, she escapes to a beautiful beach house to wait out the rest of her pregnancy. Soon she is joined in her refuge by Louis’ gay brother Paul (French singer Louis-Ronan Choisy, in his film debut) and the two connect over the love they have lost, and the hope Mousse’s pregnancy brings.

Lead actress Isabelle Carré was pregnant throughout the shooting of this film, directed by acclaimed French filmmaker Francois Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women, Ricky).

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