Cécile and Samira can't pay their expensive Paris rent. Walking down the street the two girls see an art gallery reception and finesse their way in. In attendance are Michel Farnèse, a very... See full summary »
Cécile and Samira can't pay their expensive Paris rent. Walking down the street the two girls see an art gallery reception and finesse their way in. In attendance are Michel Farnèse, a very well-to-do corporate lawyer, and his wife Viviane, an artist. While Samira overdoes it at the buffet table, Cécile steals some wallets from coats at the coat check. The girls are ejected. Michel notices his wallet is missing... The girls try to rob a Chinese jeweller but there's a scuffle. Cécile escapes; Samira, a Moroccan, is arrested. Cécile needs to find a lawyer. She sees Michel's card in his wallet... Michel agrees to take the case, since Cécile comes from the same poor neighbourhood he worked his way out of. The jealous Viviane suspects her husband has another reason... Cécile's old boyfriend Vincent provides her an alibi for the robbery. His testimony gets Cécile acquitted and he wants her back. Cécile comes to Michel's office to thank him. She leaves, but forgets her sweater. Michel takes ... Written by
This 1998 film was just released in Singapore (Apr 2000) probably due to Virginia Ledoyen & Guillaume Canet presence in The Beach (the crushing disappointment from the Trainspotting Trio). Anyway, this show stood out due to the presence of Carole Bouquet. What a woman! She commands the scene she is in by her trademark ice cool and chic demeanour. Granted I was more captivated by the way she looked than her acting, which, honestly, was not bad but not staggering. Virginia Ledoyen was ravishing, naturally but if I was the husband, sigh.... I guess there won't be a story then!
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