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30 October 1996 (USA) See more »
Early one morning Valerie has to tell her unemployed boyfriend Remi that she is pregnant. She has decided to keep the child... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Virginie Ledoyen ... Valérie Sergent

Benoît Magimel ... Rémi
Dominique Valadié ... Valérie's mother
Michel Bompoil ... Jean-Marc
Véra Briole ... Sabine
Toni Cecchinato ... Italian man
Virginie Emane ... Fatiah
Jean-Claude Frissung
Hervé Gamelin ... Jean
Guillemette Grobon ... Mme Charles
Catherine Guittoneau ... Jean's lover
Thang-Long ... Mr. Tranh
Aladin Reibel ... M. Sarre
Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc ... Patrice
Giulia Urso ... Italian woman
Matéo Blanc ... Fabien, the child

Directed by
Benoît Jacquot 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jérôme Beaujour 
Benoît Jacquot 

Produced by
Philippe Carcassonne .... producer
Brigitte Faure .... producer
Cinematography by
Caroline Champetier 
Film Editing by
Pascale Chavance 
Casting by
Frédérique Moidon 
Production Design by
Louis Soubrier 
Makeup Department
Evelyne Byot .... key makeup artist
Bernard Floch .... makeup artist
Christian Gruau .... hair stylist
Production Management
Ariel Askénazi .... production manager
Daniel Baschieri .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Audrey Robert .... second assistant director
Antoine Santana .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Jacques Descomps .... sound assistant: auditorium
Thierry Laborie .... foley artist
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... dubbing mixer
Stéphane Thiébaut .... sound mixer
Vinca Vermesse .... sound assistant
Michel Vionnet .... sound
Alain Guerillot .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Laurent Hincelin .... assistant camera
Julien Hirsch .... assistant camera
Pierre-Yves Le Mée .... key grip
Lionel Rigothier .... assistant camera
Christian Weyers .... gaffer
Jörg Widmer .... Steadicam operator
Editorial Department
Hélène Catuhe .... assistant editor
Julia Gregory .... assistant editor
Gwenola Heaulme .... assistant editor
Other crew
Virginie Barbay .... script supervisor
Roland Vallet .... administrator

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Also Known As:
"La fille seule" - France (original title)
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90 min | Argentina:96 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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English Title: "A Single Girl".See more »


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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Virginie Ledoyen in a star-making performance, 30 July 2006
Author: Camera Obscura from The Dutch Mountains

A SINGLE GIRL (Benoît Jacquot - France 1995).

A little known gem with the beautiful Virginie Ledoyen in the lead. I have a special relation with some films and this is certainly one of them. I first saw it - not long after it came out - on Dutch public television in my final year in high school. I thought the girl in the main role (Virginie Ledoyen) was the coolest girl I ever saw and the film always stuck with me. Later on, largely due to her performance in this film, she would become a big star and continued to be in the limelight and even played alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in THE BEACH (2000), so that's probably why I kept remembering her role in LA SEULE FILLE.

For a large part, the film plays in real time as the camera follows Valérie on the day she finds out she's pregnant. She starts a new job in a hotel as a maid. Her day-to-day routines are followed, her various encounters with the hotel guests and her intermittent meetings with her boyfriend at a nearby café. He doesn't know how to handle the situation, he doesn't have a job and cannot seem to make up his mind about anything, let alone this situation. He is a bit of a loser. Off course Valérie is in the toughest spot but somehow she never ceases to lose control or overview of the situation. She is on screen all the time as the camera follows her constantly while she walks down the corridors of the hotel, in the elevator, walking down the streets. Even though she has an attitude, is arrogant and acts a bit too wise for a girl her age, she remains absolutely fascinating throughout the film.

The lack of plot hardly mattered to me, because it's compensated by Virginie Ledoyen's radiant presence. This is the perfect example of a film where one actor or actress completely makes it work.

Camera Obscura --- 9/10

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