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Serial Lover (1998)

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Four men meet one woman. Not a balance of power.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Doste
Eric Cellier
Elise Tielrooy ...
Alice Doste
Michel Vuillermoz ...
Charles Thiriot
Gilles Privat ...
Ruitchi dit Chichi
Prince Hakim
Antoine Basler ...
Sacha Peters
Didier Bénureau ...
Bruno Helgen
Philippe Vieux ...
Patrick Ligardes ...
Isabelle Nanty ...
Pierre-François Martin-Laval ...
Maurice Speedrabbit
Steve Suissa
Mina Schuster


In Paris, on the eve of her 35th birthday, Claire Dostes decides to invite her three boy-friends Sacha Peters, Charles Thiriot and Prince Hakim and her best friend Ruitchi to a dinner party, with the objective of helping her to decide who would be her future husband. Meanwhile, the police detective Eric Cellier is chasing two small time thieves that are heisting the apartments in her neighborhood. Along the night, Claire accidentally kills her four guests. When she calls her sister Alice to help her, she brings dozen of friends for a surprise birthday party. Soon she receives also the two burglars and the policemen under the command of Cellier. And the night has not finished yet. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

22 April 1998 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Ha szeretsz, meghalsz!  »

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Claire Doste: No. You stay all sit here. It's my home here. And if Sasha wants to stay at the toilets for 30 years, so be it !
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Remade as Femme Fatal (2007) See more »

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Shocking, Hilarious, Inventive
27 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My daughter and I were in Chicago by chance during a film festival. We had time for only one film and we chose Serial Lover based on the time it was playing. We felt so lucky to have seen it ... and the showing we were at included a Q & A with James Huth which took place following the film. What a delight. One of the most satisfying film events I have ever attended.

It has been several years but I do recall the almost futuristic, sharp, hip mood. The scenes are often dark with points of bright neon color. Sharp contrast of dark and light from one setting to the next adds to the sense of surprise and delight. The contrast in dark and light is analogous to the contrasts between the suitors, and to the unresolved situation. The characters move between the dreamlike almost murky areas to the shocking, bright kitchen, they move between confusion and clarity of purpose.

My daughter and I still talk about this movie years later ... and we will talk about it for years to come. This film was a part of our bonding and meshing as adults rather than child to adult. The subversive, strange, wonderful film suited our personalities to a "T" This film is forever associated with my daughter's now hometown, Chicago, and the road that took her there.

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