The milk of human kindness

The milk of human kindness

Original title: Le lait de la tendresse humaine
Production: Canal+; Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC); Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Communauté Française de Belgique; Conseil Régional de Franche-Comté; Gimages 4; Glem Production; Les Films Pelléas; Les Films du Fleuve; Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF)
Country: France
Director: Dominique Cabrera
Script: Dominique Cabrera; Gilles Marchand; Cécile Vargaftig
Photography: Hélène Louvart
Music: Béatrice Thiriet
Cast: Patrick Bruel; Marilyne Canto; Bruno Salvador; Antoine Bonnaire; Nour Gana; Dominique Blanc; Sergi López; Claude Brasseur; Mathilde Seigner; Valeria Bruni Tedeschi; Yolande Moreau; Olivier Gourmet
Year: 2001
Duration: 94
Genre: Drama
Color: Color
Original language: French
Languages available: French
Subtitles: English


Christelle, 30 years old, works in the area of ??Besançon. She has just given birth to a daughter, Cendrine, and she already had two son, Rémi and Cedric.
Christelle is unable to cope with what this birth implies as reorganisation. She runs away and her upstairs neighbor receives her at her home. Laurent, Christelle's husband, looks for her, questioning her father, mother, sister and friends.

Co-production between France and Belgium.


Winner of and Special Mention, at the Locarno International Film Festival 2001: Patrick Bruel, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Marilyne Canto, Sergi López, Mathilde Seigner, and, Marthe Villalonga, for its ensemble performances.

Nominated for a Golden Leopard, at the Locarno International Film Festival 2001: Dominique Cabrera

Nominated for a Gold Hugo, at the Chicago International Film Festival 2001: Best Feature

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