Very sensitive and touching performances by all but in particular by Josiane Balasko (Renee). I can’t recomnd it enough. Narrated largely through the eyes of the two main characters who are both hiding in their small private world; one in her bedroom of her parents large Paris apartment and the other in a library in her small first floor apartment in the same building. Death of one of the tenants brings into the building a Japanese man who gently helps them ease out of the isolation and helps them live again. The only thing that I do not agree with is the ending… do not believe it was necessary or at least it should have not been so precipitous. Could have waited... but even like it is it does teach us not to wait... life is made of emoptions and it is not forever. To seize those opportunities that we all have to live our lives before it is too late.

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