By the Sea (2015)

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In the 1970s, Roland, an American writer of waning fame and his wife Vanessa ('Nessa'), a former dancer, spend a holiday in a French seaside resort, where they spend a lot of time apart. Nessa sleeps and goes for solitary walks, while Roland drinks too much instead of writing his next novel. When they discover a hole in the bedroom wall and start spying on the honeymooning couple, Lea and François, in the next room, they begin to address unresolved issues in their own unhappy marriage. But Nessa's problems are not easily worked out and her jealousy of the younger couple's happiness takes a dark turn.

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