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The end of an affair from the woman's point of view.

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Brigitte Roüan ...
Diane Clovier
Patrick Chesnais ...
Philippe Clovier
Boris Terral ...
Emilio
Nils Tavernier ...
François Narou
Jean-Louis Richard ...
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Emmanuelle Bach ...
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Copine Narou
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Miguel
Olivier Lechat ...
Victor
Félix Dedet-Roüan ...
Basile
Jean Delavalade ...
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Jean-Claude Chapuis ...
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Diane, a Parisian of 50, a book editor married with two teen children, has an affair with a twenty-something engineer. He's Emilio, the flat-mate of François, a writer she's coaxing through a second novel. Her husband Philippe, who suspects and then confirms her infidelity, is the attorney defending an older neighbor who stuck a fork in her husband's jugular. We know Diana's affair will end, but how much damage will it do? Will Philippe emulate his murderous client, or will Diana's bathos play out as farce? Can Diana rescue herself from the self-indulgence that comes with lovesickness? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Some people fall in love. Some people fall all over it.

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FRF 11,000,000 (estimated)

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$64,785 (USA) (13 March 1998)

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$335,082 (USA) (11 September 1998)
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appallingly self-indulgent portrait of female sexuality
13 April 2001 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

Two scenes illustrate the subtlety and sophistication of this film. In the opening sequence, the image of a cat in heat is followed by that of the heroine-director writhing in the throes of a self-administered orgasm. In a contrasting scene, following some clothes-ripping sex, we see our heroine crossing the street *floating on a little cloud*.

Rather than a portrait of uncontrollable "animal" passion, this film has the feel of a manifesto: you men think you can portray female sexuality, *I* know what it's really like. But there is no genuine sensuality here, only hysterical febrility. After the sensitive portrayals of _Outremer_, rooted in historical reality, the creation of this empty cat-woman and her so-predictable stud is most disappointing. Even the implausible secondary plot of an elderly woman who murders her husband is refreshing by comparison.


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