Suzanne (2013 film)


Film poster
Directed by Katell Quillévéré
Produced by Gaëtan David
Bruno Levy
André Logie
Written by Mariette Désert
Katell Quillévéré
Starring Sara Forestier
François Damiens
Adèle Haenel
Paul Hamy
Music by Verity Susman
Cinematography Tom Harari
Edited by Thomas Marchand
Distributed by Mars Distribution
Release dates
  • 16 May 2013 (2013-05-16) (Cannes)
  • 18 December 2013 (2013-12-18) (France)
Running time
90 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $3.9 million
Box office $2.3 million[1]

Suzanne is a 2013 French drama film directed by Katell Quillévéré.[2] In January 2014 the film received five nominations at the 39th César Awards,[3] with Adèle Haenel winning the award for Best Supporting Actress.[4]


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 her sister, Maria, has died during her absence. 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.



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  2. "Suzanne". Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  3. "Berenice Bejo, Lea Seydoux, Roman Polanski Among France's Cesar Awards Nominees". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  4. "France's Cesar Awards: Me, Myself and Mum Wins Best Film". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
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