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Perfect Love (1996)
"Parfait amour!" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Isabelle Renauld ...
Francis Renaud ...
Laura Saglio ...
Alain Soral ...
Michèle Rème ...
Christophe's mother
Alice Mitterrand ...
Tom Rocheteau ...
Delphine De Malherbe ...
Valérie De La Tournelle
Marie Lebée ...
Examining magistrate
Madeleine Top ...
Old lady with cat
Monique Denise ...
Groom's mother
Marc Verrin ...
Ingrid Martel ...
Serge Toubiana ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Coralie ...
Bénédicte (as Coralie Gengenbach)


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 <>

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affair | doctor | murder | nudity | sodomy | See more »


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

23 October 1996 (France)  »

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1.66 : 1
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Frédérique: I like sex, but I hate myself.
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Perfect love, Imperfect movie
5 March 2005 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Perfect Love", an intentional misnomer, opens with a man showing police detectives how he murdered a woman. The film then flashes back to the beginning of his relationship with the victim, his lover, a beautiful ophthalmologist. The remainder and bulk of the film is dedicated to showing the rise and fall of the couple's relationship from falling in love to the souring differences and it's ultimate and irreversible dissolution. A product of a controversial auteur who is known for her graphic sex scenes, "Perfect Love" falls on the lesser side of her rather uneven body of work. Though the players work well together, the genesis of the relationship is unconvincing and the psychology behind the relationship seemingly preposterous at times. Given subtitles, only two players, very little story arc, a sloth-like pace, and an unconvincing presentation, "Perfect Love" is difficult to recommend. (C)

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