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Parfait amour! (1996)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 23 October 1996 (France)
Anatomy of a murder. Christophe has murdered Frédérique, his lover. He's in his 20s, an entrepreneur who likes to pick up chicks with his misogynist friend Philippe; she's in her 30s, a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Isabelle Renauld ...
Frédérique
Francis Renaud ...
Christophe
Laura Saglio ...
Emmanuelle
Alain Soral ...
Philippe
Michèle Rème ...
Christophe's mother
Alice Mitterrand ...
Wanda
Tom Rocheteau ...
Vincent
Delphine De Malherbe ...
Valérie De La Tournelle
Marie Lebée ...
Examining magistrate
Madeleine Top ...
Old lady with cat
Monique Denise ...
Groom's mother
Marc Verrin ...
Groom
Ingrid Martel ...
Bride
Serge Toubiana ...
Louis
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Coralie ...
Bénédicte (as Coralie Gengenbach)
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Anatomy of a murder. Christophe has murdered Frédérique, his lover. He's in his 20s, an entrepreneur who likes to pick up chicks with his misogynist friend Philippe; she's in her 30s, a doctor twice divorced with two children. After a police reenactment of the crime and an interview with her teen daughter, we go back to the start of their affair and follow it to its conclusion. Frédérique is attracted to Christophe's sweet side; she's emotional about her past and ambivalent about her sexuality. His sexuality later becomes an issue, as does his relationship with Philippe. Are the lovers drowning each other in attraction, expectation, and revulsion? Why does Christophe kill? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Frédérique: I like sex, but I hate myself.
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Very intellectual... and a lotta sex too..
23 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is the kind of French movie which makes most of the viewers take to their heels.A bizarre cross between nouvelle vague stuff ("les amants" ,Louis Malle,1958) and post nouvelle vague stuff for diehard highbrows ("la maman et la putain",Jean Eustache,1973) ,this movie has got endless dialogues,mostly in bed where the hero ,a heavy smoker,drinks a lotta coca-cola .Roughly,the first part is the happy phase of the affair with erotism and nudity galore ;then comes the second part,in which the heroine looks like an Edward Albee's character (Martha in " Virginia Woolf") and her lover reveals he does not like sex at all,which is hard to swallow,after all we've seen.

The movie is a long flashback ,which tries to dissect a murder.Acting is pretty good,particularly the male lead ,that's the main interest of a sometimes boring story.


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