Life of Riley / COMPLETED

  • Director : Alain Resnais
  • Actors : André Dussollier, Sabine Azéma, Sandrine Kiberlain, Hyppolyte Girardot, Michel Vuillermoz, Caroline Silhol
  • Genre : Comedy Drama
  • Nationality : France
  • Duration : 108 min
  • Year : 2014


In the Yorkshire countryside, the life of three couples is upset for a few months,
from Spring to Fall, by the enigmatic behavior of their friend George Riley.
When general practitioner Dr. Colin inadvertently tells his wife Kathryn that
the days of his patient George Riley should be numbered, he doesn’t know
that George was Kathryn’s first love.
Both spouses, who are rehearsing a play with their local amateur theatre
company, convince George to join them. It allows George, among other things,
to play strong love scenes with Tamara, who is married to Jack, his best friend,
a rich businessman and unfaithful husband.
A tearful Jack tries to persuade Monica, George’s wife who left him to be with
Simeon the farmer, to go back to her husband in order to support him during
his last months. George has a strange seductive power over Monica, Tamara
and Kathryn, which highly upsets those men sharing their lives with the three
Which one will George Riley take on holidays in Tenerife with him?

“Berlin (Silver Bear (Alfred Bauer Prize) and Fipresci Award)”