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Elle (Muriel)
Philippe Harel ...
Moi (François)
Nathalie Conio ...
Ma secrétaire
Sophie Niedergang ...
Ma femme
Julien Niedergang ...
Mon fils
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Agnès Akopian
Luc Bataini
Marie-Aline Campet
Dominique Chevalier
Roland Courtoisier
Christine Davenier
Jean Deguara
Henri Desouche
Sacha Gaubert
Robert Gendreu
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This movie is foremost distinguished by the use of a subjective camera, and nearly 100 % of the time consists of close-up of Isabelle Carré's face. She is capable of changing her facial mimic so much that she never looks artificial or inappropriate. 39-year-old François meets 22-year-old Muriel, who is a virgin. Several times he invites her to fine restaurants. She agrees that on a certain day they will meet at a hotel and he will see her naked. He promises not to sleep with her at that occasion. He does not keep his promise. She is happy that he didn't. Both continue to be eager for sex. While waiting for the first dish on a luxury restaurant she goes to the men's room and dresses starch naked, while he follows after a few minutes. However, she eventually gets a young boyfriend. She tells him everything. He calls François's wife, who immediately demands a divorce. When François and Muriel meet accidentally in the street, it becomes clear that she feels neither any intent to harm him,... Written by Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden

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Fantastic lovable actress
11 January 2000 | by (france) – See all my reviews

This movie wouldn't be the same, and it wouldn't be so good either, without the presence of a marvelous "fragile" actress named Isabelle Carre. She just changes the movie, with her natural way of speaking (very charming), her spontaneity, her beauty ! Waouuu, probably this is the first time I "fell in love" with a fictional character.

Anyway, she really performs her role brilliantly, and that's the reason why you should at least take a look at this movie, just for Isabelle Carre.


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