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Cecile de France: Riding the 'Hereafter' wave

October 22, 2010 |  1:37 pm

Cécile de France won two Cesar Awards, France's equivalent to the Oscars — for "Russian Dolls" (2005) and " L'auberge espagnole" (2002). Now she teams up with Oscar royalty (producer Steven Spielberg, director Clint Eastwood and screenwriter Peter Morgan) in "Hereafter," in which she portrays a French TV journalist who has a spiritual awakening after she has a near-death experience during a tsunami. We chat about all that at the Hollywood Museum.

The L.A. Times gave "Hereafter" a rave review, noting, "The compelling thing about 'Hereafter' is the way it places spiritual themes squarely in the kind of Hollywood context that attracts stars like Matt Damon and top Belgian actress Cécile de France." Both stars give "solid performances," adds the Times.

Camera work by Steve Nycklemoe

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