The Divide

The Divide

Original Name: La Fracture
English Name: The Divide
Year: 2021
Run Time: 98 Min
Language: French
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: France
Director: Catherine Corsini
Producer: Élisabeth Perez
Cast: Pio Marmai, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Marina Fois, Aissatou Diallo Sagna
Screenplay: Catherine Corsini, Laurette Polmanss, Agnès Feuvre
Cinematographer: Jeanne Lapoirie
Editor: Frédéric Baillehaiche
Sound Designer: Nicolas Cantin, Olivier Goinard
Music Composer: Robin Coudert (ROB)
Costume Designer: Rachel Raoult
Production Designer: Toma Baqueni
Production Company: Chaz Productions
World Sales: Kinology
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  • Cannes FF 2021
  • BFI London FF 2021
  • Rio de Janeiro IFF 2021
  • Cinemania 2021
  • Bergen IFF 2021

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2018 Un Amour Impossible
  • 2015 La Belle Saison
  • 2009/I Partir
  • 2001 La Répétition
  • 1996 Jeunesse Sans Dieu
  • 1994 Les Amoureux
  • 1987 Poker

Director’s Biography:

Catherine Corsini directed her first feature film, a film noir, Poker. She has presented multiple films at Cannes FF – such as – Les Amoureux (1994), Jeunesse Sans Dieu (1996), La Répétition (2001). Her seventh film, Partir, was a great public success in France and abroad, and was honoured at the Toronto IFF. She returned to Cannes in 2013 at the Certain regard with Trois Monde, then in Toronto.

La Belle Saison received Variety Award at the Piazza Grande in Locarno, received two nominations at the 2016 César Awards. With Un Amour Impossible, Catherine Corsini received the 2019 SACD and Alice Guy Awards and the film received four César nominations.


Raf and Julie, a couple on the verge of breaking up, find themselves in an Emergency Department close to asphyxiation on the evening of a major 'yellow vests' protest in Paris. Their encounter with Yann, an injured and angry demonstrator, will shatter their certainties and prejudices. Outside, the tension escalates and soon, the hospital has to close its doors and the staff is overwhelmed. The night will be long…