Villa Amalia (film)

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Villa Amalia
Villa-amalia film.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Benoît Jacquot
Produced by Edouard Weil
Written by Benoît Jacquot
Julien Boivent
Pascal Quignard
Starring Isabelle Huppert
Music by Bruno Coulais
Cinematography Caroline Champetier
Edited by Luc Barnier
Distributed by EuropaCorp. Distribution
Release date
  • 8 April 2009 (2009-04-08)
Running time
94 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $4.1 million
Box office $4.8 million[1]

Villa Amalia is a 2009 French drama film adapted from the novel by Pascal Quignard. It is directed by Benoît Jacquot and stars Isabelle Huppert.[2]


Ann (Isabelle Huppert) is a gifted and brilliant musician whose sense of security falls to pieces when she witnesses her husband kissing another woman. Without hesitation, she abandons him and takes a headlong rush into the arms of a new beginning, embarking on a transnational journey that ultimately takes her to an isolated villa on the secluded island of Ischia, Italy. Once settled, Ann insists on goading herself to fresh extremes, and takes it upon herself to swim out as far into the ocean as possible. Fainting under the scorching summer rays, her floating body is pulled out of the water by local woman Giulia (Maya Sansa), with whom Ann begins to explore a whole new facet of life.


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  1. ^ JP. "Villa Amalia (2009)- JPBox-Office". Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen. "NY Times: Villa Amalia". NY Times. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 

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