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Seventh Heaven (1997)

Le septième ciel (original title)
The slightly kleptomanic 29-year-old Mathilde is experiencing strange swoonings since a few days. There she encounters a mysterious doctor who treats her with hypnosis therapy. As she gets ... See full summary »

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Mathilde
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Nico
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Le docteur
Francine Bergé ...
La mère de Mathilde
Pierre Cassignard ...
Etienne
Philippe Magnan ...
Le praticien
Florence Loiret Caille ...
Chloé (as Florence Loiret)
Léo Le Bevillon ...
Arthur
Sylvie Loeillet ...
Assistante de Nico
Anne Fassio
Pascale Mariani
Geoffrey Bateman
Louis Lindon
Jean-Claude Barban
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The slightly kleptomanic 29-year-old Mathilde is experiencing strange swoonings since a few days. There she encounters a mysterious doctor who treats her with hypnosis therapy. As she gets better her husband Nico does not. He even has problems recognizing his wife, especially when she has an orgasm while in bed with him. So he also goes to a psychiatrist, but the therapy does not seem to work... Written by Marco Radke <ds@serve.com>

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$68,108 (USA) (2 October 1998)

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$69,514 (USA) (16 October 1998)
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I was feeling very sleeeepy...drifting deeper and deeper...
20 April 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Seventh Heaven" is a subtitled French dud which focuses on a young wife and mother who see a therapist for some neurotic tendencies such as kleptomania, frigidity, dyspenia, etc. He attempts to heal her through feng shui (yeah, right) and hypnosis while her husband reacts. This film is well crafted but not very interesting. If it has a problem, it is simply the lackadaisical zombiesque approach to drama and the absence of story arc. A sort of flat fizzling dud, "Seventh Heaven" lacks the passion its subject, offers no resolution, expects us to buy into some hokey hypnotherapist characters, and doesn't have much of a story to tell. In a word...unsatisfying. (C+)


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