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Le Temps qui reste
(Time to Leave)

Swedish movie poster for the film
Directed by François Ozon
Produced by Oliver Delbosc
Marc Missonnier
Written by François Ozon
Starring Melvil Poupaud
Christian Sengewald
Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
Jeanne Moreau
Music by Valentin Slivestrov
Distributed by Strand Releasing (U.S.)
Release date(s) July 14, 2006 (U.S.)
Running time 81 minutes
Country France
Language French

Time to Leave (French: Le Temps qui reste) is a French film directed by François Ozon, released in 2005. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.[1]



Romain, a gay 31-year-old fashion photographer, finds out he is terminally ill and has only three months to live. He rejects the treatment for his metasized tumor that might offer him a slim (less than 5%) chance of survival.

Romain exhibits both a selfishness and a recklessness. He realizes that his good looks give him a certain amount of leeway and he tests the forbearance of the people who care for him. He chases away his lover Sasha and delights in antagonizing his sister. The only person in whom he confides about his illness is his grandmother Laura.



2005 Valladolid International Film Festival[2]:

  • Silver Spike - Fran√ßois Ozon
  • Best Actor - Melvil Poupaud

Critical reception

The film received generally positive reviews from critics. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 76% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 49 reviews.[3] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 67 out of 100, based on 21 reviews.[4]


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