The Way Beyond

Original Title: L'enfance d'Icare

24 heures

The result on the big screen arouses fascination with the final appearance of the actor, his face ravaged with pain, the heavy gait, in the sanitized corridors of a hospital. And yet, he seems as fragile as porcelain. Probably a part of the legacy he wanted to leave to the world.

Eileen Hoffer

Mata Hari Mag

The movie touches the science fiction and its strength lies in the fact that, exactly, it is difficult to classify in a genre. The sound conception is excellent, it contributes to create an alarming but bearable atmosphere for the spectator who wonders how the character can go out of the dead end in which he is. The cold colors used by the chief cameraman stress the sensation of strangeness which feels the character and Guillaume Depardieu's humanism bursts the screen. His warm heart comes to counterbalance all the lugubrious atmosphere which surrounds him. He interprets magnificently his role. He is poignant, we want to follow him up to the end.
Alexandre Iordachescu leaves us in a redoubtable suspense as for the future of this man exploited by the science. We have to recognize that there is a parallel suspense for the spectator: how and why did Guillaume Depardieu end his career here? What did he want to say?
What are the images that he wanted to leave us? The movie is a schemer and attaching. It bitterly makes us regret the death of this outstanding comedian who pulled a perfect character of victim but who had to mysteriously leave it the skin. We also appreciate the invitation of the director to meditate on the power of the science and to envisage its limits. Let us note to finish, the beautiful performance of Alysson Paradis (sister of the singer Vanessa Paradis) who interprets a very attractive role as well as a song of Young Gods which you will have difficulty to chase away of your head when leaving the cinema.

Anne-Laure Teichet

Le Matin

The tenacity of the director and the feverish presence of Guillaume Depardieu command respect.

Rafael Wolf

Le Courrier

THE WAY BEYOND relies almost entirely on the performance of Guillaume Depardieu. An interpretation necessarily inhabited by a deaf emergency that fascinates.

Mathieu Loewer

Le Figaro

To this character trapped, he gives a passionate melancholy, a beautiful momentum of suffering and love intertwined.

Marie-Noëlle Tranchant
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