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Sous le Sable (Under the Sand)

Writer-director Francois Ozun (age 34) has made a film about age and bereavement, following the transformation of Marie Drillon (Charlotte Rampling, still magnifique), a woman whose husband of 25 years, Jean, disappears without a trace during a vacation swim in the ocean. As Marie deals with being alone and her sexual urges, she still lets Jean live on as a presence in her life: She lives with the shadows of her past while trying re-establish a new life for herself. But the film is most remarkable for its non-American portrayal of a 55-year-old woman (Rampling) as a sex symbol; something European audiences don't have a problem with. See "Opening Friday" for theaters.

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