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Pola X (1999)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  9 October 1999 (Japan)
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A young writer becomes intrigued with a mysterious dark-haired woman who claims to be his long-lost sister and he begin an unusual relationship with her prompting a downward spiral involving his domineering mother and lovely fiancée

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Pierre
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Isabelle
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Marie
Delphine Chuillot ...
Lucie
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Thibault
Patachou ...
Margherite
Petruta Catana ...
Razerka
Mihaella Silaghi ...
The Child
Sharunas Bartas ...
The Chief
Samuel Dupuy ...
Fred
Mathias Mlekuz ...
TV presenter
Dine Souli ...
Taxi driver
Miguel Yeco ...
Augusto
Khireddine Medjoubi ...
Cafe owner's son
Mark Zak ...
Romanian friend
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Pierre vive con la madre in Normandia. Un'esistenza tranquilla e felice. Ogni mattina Pierre va a trovare Lucie, la propria fidanzata. Sono in fermento perchè devono sposarsi fra breve. Una sera il giovane fa uno strano incontro. Una donna bella e malinconica, dal volto stranamente familiare. Lei gli dice di essere sua sorella e di chiamarsi Isabelle. Pierre rimane scioccato : perchè la madre non gli ha mai rivelato questo segreto? Written by rosebud6

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9 October 1999 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Pierre oder Der Kampf mit der Sphinx  »

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Budget:

FRF 71,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,007 (USA) (8 September 2000)

Gross:

$172,107 (USA) (6 April 2001)
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Margherite: Be careful! You dream of writing a mature work, but your charm lies in your thorough immaturity. You dream of setting fire to God knows what, of rising above your times like a dazzling cloud, leaving everyone terrified and admiring. But you weren't born for that, Pierre! You don't even believe it yourself.
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Isabel
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A perfect filming of the most gut wrenching story ever!
9 March 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Leos Carax is brilliant and is one of the best film and camera guys in the business so it should come as no surprise that Pola X is an almost perfect filming of the most gut wrenching story ever. Seriously. If I could have figured out some way to climb inside my video monitor, I would have thrashed Pierre to within an inch of his life. No one has the right to be that self absorbed and that stupid, both at the same time, except maybe Heathcliff in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. After spending 134 minutes with Pierre, I need a large glass of brandy. Never have I been so angry at a main character. Ok, having said that, Pola X is a stunning movie with one of the few totally honest sex scenes I've ever seen in any film....which means another piece of brilliant filmmaking....and I'm talking graphic here, by the way. Pola X will beat the hell out of you, though, so make sure you're up for it if you decide to watch it.


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