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At the place called “L’Orée du Bois,” Clara and her father, a photographer with tired eyes, await Marianne’s return. Mother and companion, she has mysteriously disappeared. In the sky overhead, a cloud passes.
In a nearby town, the world disappears in front of Simon’s eyes, becoming black for an instant. Then his memory clouds over. Soon, in a field, Clara will discover Simon staggering from his wrecked car after an accident. They’ll fall in love. A little later, before all the characters are reunited, the cloud will fill L’Orée du Bois, to separate again for a moment, by its impenetrability, people and things.


Sébastien Betbeder


Nathalie Boutefeu, Adrien Michaux,

Bruno Sermonne, Aurore Clément


Les films du Worso, Papaye, Atlan Films, Le Fresnoy

Financial partners

Canal + et Cinécinéma, la région Aquitaine Cofinova, Cinémage, CNC (Avance sur recettes)

French distribution

Bodega Films

International sales

Wide Management


Canal +, Cinécinéma




Release date

September 19th, 2007

Running time

81 min

Festivals and distinctions

  • Locarno Film Festival - Cinéastes du Présent

  • Winner of the Trophée du Scénario 

  • Winner at Emergences

  • Scenario selected at the Angers Film Festival

  • Tübigen French Film Festival

  • Lecce Film Festival

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