Not Here To Be Loved
Not Here To Be Loved

Not Here To Be Loved

Director Stéphane Brizé

Production year 2007

Length 93min.

Country France


55-year-old bailiff Jean-Claude Delsart wants to be happy, but just doesn’t seem able to get it right. He lives deep in constant gloom, viewing his life as nothing but a string of sentimental failures: his marriage ends in divorce, his relation with his only son is cold and superficial, and he is convinced that his sour old crone of a father never loved him... One day, Jean-Claude decides to join a new tango school across the road from his office. He meets Françoise, a 36-year-old woman there. Françoise skates on the same emotional ice-rink. It would simply be easier for them not to get involved... unless they both realise that this could well be their last chance. 


Stéphane Brizé
Stéphane Brizé



Milena Poylo, Gilles Sacuto


Stéphane Brizé, Juliette Sales

Director of Photography

Claude Garnier

Production designer

Valérie Saradjian

Music by

Christoph H. Müller, Eduardo Makaroff


Xavier Griette


Anne Klotz


Patrick Chesnais, Anne Consigny, Georges Wilson, Lionel Abelanski, Cyril Couton, Geneviève Mnich, Hélène Alexandridis, Anne Benoît

Stéphane Brizé

In 1993, he made his first short film, Bleu dommage, with which he obtained the Grand Prix at Cognac Festival. L' oeil qui traîne, his second short film, won prizes at several French festivals. His first feature film, Le bleu des villes participated at the Cannes Director’s Fortnight and won the Award for Best Script at Deauville. The Measure of a Man was included into the Competition Section of Cannes 2015.


Hometown Blue (1993, short), L'oeil qui traîne (1996, short), Le bleu des villes (1999), Not Here to Be Loved (2005), Among Adults (2007), Mademoiselle Chambon (2009), A Few Hours of Spring (2012), The Measure of a Man (2015).

FILMS 2015