Before the Winter Chill

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Original title Avant l'hiver
Category Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2013
Production Country
Directors Philippe Claudel
Cast Daniel Auteuil, Kristin Scott Thomas, Leïla Bekhti, Richard Berry, Vicky Krieps, Jérôme Varanfrain, Laure Killing, Anne Metzler, Laurent Claret, Annette Schlechter, Jean-François Wolff, Joël Delsaut, Jacqueline Ghaye, Pascale Noe Adam, Lucie Debay
Distributor Metrodome Distribution


Paul (Daniel Auteuil) is a successful surgeon married to Lucie (Kristin Scott Thomas), and the two lead a comfortable middle-class life. Their marriage is disturbed when Paul attracts the attentions of Lou (Leila Bekhti), a cafe waitress claiming to be one of Paul's former patients. As Paul is drawn further to Lou, Lucie suspects her husband of having an affair. The truth, however, proves far darker and threatens to shatter Paul and Lucie's comfortable life.