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An Impossible Love poster


Year: 2018

Original Title: Un amour impossible

Country: France

Length: 135 minutes

Genre: Drama, Romance

Studios: Le Pacte, France 3 Cinema

Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye

Suitable only for 15 years and over

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: January 04 2019

United States:


Ranking: 2,794 out of 14,672 movies (up 1078)


7.7 by 1 media


'An Impossible Love' ('Un amour impossible') is a French-Belgian romantic film set on the Frech city of Châteauroux, during the fifth decade of the XX century. The film tells the story of Rachel, a modest office worker, and Philippe, a young bourgeoisie. When both meet, the two have a brief but intense romance. Wich ends when Rachel gets pregnant and Philippe runs away, refusing to marry someone below his class. Now, alone and broken, Rachel must raise her daughter, Chantal, all by herself. But even in the hardest of times, Rachel will be willing to fight for her child, as a legal battle follows, lasting more than 10 years, in which the mother will fight for the right of her daughter to use her father's surname, just so that she can live with the facilities of the higher class. This battle will tear apart the lives of the broken family.


Cast An Impossible Love

Virginie Efira

Virginie Efira

Rachel Schwartz

Niels Schneider

Niels Schneider

Philippe Arnold

Iliana Zabeth

Iliana Zabeth

Gaby Schwartz