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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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Claire Doste
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Eric Cellier
Elise Tielrooy ...
Alice Doste
Michel Vuillermoz ...
Charles Thiriot
Gilles Privat ...
Ruitchi dit Chichi
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Prince Hakim
Antoine Basler ...
Sacha Peters
Didier Bénureau ...
Bruno Helgen
Philippe Vieux ...
Giuseppe
Patrick Ligardes ...
Pino
Isabelle Nanty ...
Isabelle
Pierre-François Martin-Laval ...
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Maurice Speedrabbit
Steve Suissa
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Mina Schuster
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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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22 April 1998 (France)  »

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Ha szeretsz, meghalsz!  »

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Eric Cellier: And where is the fourth guest ?
Claire Doste: Sasha ? I sent him...
Eric Cellier: Sent him ?
Claire Doste: Sent him buy...
Eric Cellier: Sent him buy ?
Claire Doste: Sent him buy some...
Eric Cellier: Sent him buy some ?
Claire Doste: Sent him buy some bread.
Eric Cellier: You're right. It's important, bread !
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A pearl of French cinema
16 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Though the title might imply the movie being a bad porn flick, it actually turns out to be yet another pearl of French cinema.

Claire's 35th birthday is coming up and she has strongly decided to get married. She invites three substantial grooms for dinner, with the goal of choosing one of them as her future husband. The evening doesn't go exactly as planned and as one thing leads to another; soon Claire's apartment has turned into a house of horrors as more bodies start piling up in Claire's bathtub.

This movie once again proves how better movies are made when profit is not the only goal to achieve. The story is absolutely brilliant! What makes the movie even more amazing is that it's set in one apartment and all the events happen during one night. It's one of those movies that when you come out of the cinema it feels like it lasted only half an hour, but in reality was an hour and a half.

Director/script writer James Huth has done a brilliant job in organizing everything so that everything works perfectly and the audience can't stop laughing. There are no unnecessary moments and every scene leads to another, even funnier one. And yes, do watch this one before they make the American version.


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