Coming Home (2012)

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Avg Rating: 3.9 / 5. Voted: 20

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AKA: A Moi Seule
Directed by: Frederic Videau
Starring: Agathe Bonitzer (Gaelle), Reda Kateb (Vincent), Helene Fillieres (Therapist), Noémie Lvovsky (Mother), Jacques Bonnaffe (Father), Marie Payen (Woman on train)
Country: France, European effedup movies
Language: French (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:38:49
Genres: Based on a True Story, Captivity-Kidnapping, Old-Young Relationships, Teen-Childhood

Plot – Spoilers:
Gaelle was kidnapped as an eight-year-old from school and held in captivity by Vincent for almost a decade. Now he’s given her the choice to leave and she makes a run for it.

A Moi Seule is as much about its title – Coming Home – as it is a psychological examination of the effects of years of captivity on the victim and the captor – their interdependence and the fluidity of power and control.

It will also fuck with your morals. By giving Vincent certain principles, the film adds to the confusion the viewer may feel, especially if they approach Vincent from a predefined opinion of who is good or not.

There are also genuine moments of tenderness in the relationship juxtaposed against the harsh reality of captivity, dependence and abuse. Like when Gaelle’s climbs down back into her cell after the fight following her escape-attempt – like an animal returning to its safe cave.

Coming Home is the 2nd film on here after 3096 Days that’s loosely based on the Natascha Kampusch case.

Random Thoughts (Massive spoilers):
One difference between Vincent and Gaelle is in their interpretation of their realities. Gaelle was never resigned to her captivity and was always able to maintain perspective – I’m being held captive and this needn’t be my life. Vincent on the other hand slipped up by believing Gaelle would eventually stay with him of her own volition.

25 thoughts on “Coming Home (2012)

  • April 30, 2021 at 6:29 pm
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    Such a sad movie and yet one of the best on this site. Well done unearthing this gem. It doesn’t even show up on wiki in movie adaptations of the Natascha story. thanks.

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    • May 1, 2021 at 5:29 am
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      you are nuts if you think this movie is good. Low IQ

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      • May 1, 2021 at 8:33 am
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        You’re living proof of the saying – the stupider you are, the more your confidence in your stupidity lmao.
        GTFO. Next time, click on the gore section and stick to that you fucking donkey.

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  • May 1, 2021 at 12:30 am
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    the most fucked up thing about movies like this is knowing that there are people that actually went through it.

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    • May 1, 2021 at 5:31 am
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      this movie had potential but it fails and miserably. The Low IQ hanging fruit giving it high praise is a real let down

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      • May 9, 2021 at 10:57 pm
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        Why is it that the people who write “low IQ”, typically don’t use punctuation?

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        • May 18, 2021 at 10:12 pm
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          He didn’t even include a ‘-‘ in “let-down.” Cheese and rice, what a loser.

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          • June 18, 2021 at 2:01 am
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            Not to mention he began the first sentence with a lower case “t” in this, the first word.

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            • June 28, 2021 at 1:32 am
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              In the case of Joe who blows, it means Idiot Quotient.

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  • May 1, 2021 at 5:28 am
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    could have been so so much more than what it was. How disapointing!!!!!!

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    • May 1, 2021 at 12:35 pm
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      You can’t even fucking spell

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    • May 1, 2021 at 6:10 pm
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      Oh… That’s… that’s a real thought provoking comment there, joeblow (lolz)… for a 5 year old.

      Jesus, I wish they’d get these little shits back in school already.

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    • June 18, 2021 at 2:05 am
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      You DO know you can access online Thesaurus to check your spelling, right? Maybe I slip up and misspell a word now and then but it seems to be standard for you.

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  • May 1, 2021 at 5:36 am
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    if this is the type of movie EUM is giving praise to and regarding on such a high pedestal, then count me the fuck out.

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    • May 1, 2021 at 8:35 am
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      lol GTFO. You won’t be missed.

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    • May 1, 2021 at 6:11 pm
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      Don’t let the door hit you on the ass, faggot.

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      • May 1, 2021 at 11:02 pm
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        stfu small dick homophobe

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        • May 2, 2021 at 1:42 am
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          Don’t worry about the size of my junk, poofter. It gets the job done just fine, and NOT on the sexually dysfunctional nancy-bois. So quit hitting on me.

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          • May 2, 2021 at 6:24 am
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            now that doesn’t even make sense,” sexually dysfunctional” of course it’s a aussie saying it.

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            • May 2, 2021 at 5:36 pm
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              It means you’re sexually screwed up in the head, kid. Broken. Probably molested by your dad or something and now you’ll be forever searching to make the fatherly connection again. Get it now, you ignorant, annoying little dolt?

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  • May 1, 2021 at 1:25 pm
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    Hey admin, Abr here, the youngest of the 4 twin sisters.
    Just a perfect choice for EUM, A Moi Seule is a place of despair.

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  • May 3, 2021 at 7:20 pm
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    I’d say this is more similar to Jaycee Dugard’s story

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  • May 9, 2021 at 11:26 pm
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    There are so many technical issues with this movie. The audio mixing is too loud, so the music overpowers everything. There’s no transitions between scene, and the pacing is all over the place. Once you get past that it is enjoyable.

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