Suzanne (2013 film)

Suzanne is a 2013 French drama film directed by Katell Quillévéré.[3] In January 2014 the film received five nominations at the 39th César Awards,[4] with Adèle Haenel winning the award for Best Supporting Actress.[5]

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Directed byKatell Quillévéré
Produced byGaëtan David
Bruno Levy
André Logie
Written byMariette Désert
Katell Quillévéré
StarringSara Forestier
François Damiens
Adèle Haenel
Paul Hamy
Music byVerity Susman
CinematographyTom Harari
Edited byThomas Marchand
Distributed byMars Distribution
Release date
  • 16 May 2013 (2013-05-16) (Cannes)
  • 18 December 2013 (2013-12-18) (France)
Running time
90 minutes
Budget$4.4 million [1]
Box office$2.4 million [2]


Following the death of her mother, Suzanne and her younger sister are raised by their father alone. At the age of 17, Suzanne becomes the mother of a son. Her father and her sister support the both of them. Then Suzanne falls in love with a gangster Julien. She abandons her family to follow Julien to Marseille and ends up in prison. Upon her release, she finds her son Charlie living in a foster family. Trying to put her life together Suzanne nevertheless falls into old habits when Julien finds her on a bus and persuades her to leave for Morocco with him. Once again abandoning her family, Suzanne has a second child. Returning home she goes to visit her mother's grave and discovers that during her absence, her sister Maria, has died. Crossing the border back to Morocco, Suzanne, in a fit of grief confesses that she is travelling on a false passport. In prison Suzanne is visited by her father, teenage son and toddler daughter and watches as her son and daughter play together.



Suzanne has a 91% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes[6] and a 75/100 on Metacritic.[7]


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  2. "Suzanne". Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  3. "Suzanne". Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  4. "Berenice Bejo, Lea Seydoux, Roman Polanski Among France's Cesar Awards Nominees". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  5. "France's Cesar Awards: Me, Myself and Mum Wins Best Film". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  6. "Suzanne (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  7. "Suzanne Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
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