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What if you had two lives at once. What if you knew that one life took place only in your dreams. What if you didn't know which life was real.
A psychological romantic thriller where fantasy and reality become indistinguishable for a woman leading a double life in her dreams. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Alain Berliner 
Writing credits
Ronald Bass (written by) (as Ron Bass) and
David Field (written by)

Produced by
Ronald Bass .... producer (as Ron Bass)
William Kepper .... executive producer
Andre Lamal .... co-producer
Gary Lucchesi .... executive producer
Robin O'Hara .... line producer: New York
Tom Rosenberg .... producer
Carole Scotta .... producer
Sigurjon Sighvatsson .... executive producer
Ted Tannebaum .... executive producer
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
Cinematography by
Eduardo Serra (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Anne V. Coates 
Casting by
Deborah Aquila 
Sarah Finn  (as Sarah Halley Finn)
Production Design by
Pierre-François Limbosch 
Set Decoration by
Jacques Aucomte 
Philippe Léveque 
Anne-Charlotte Vimont 
Costume Design by
Valérie Pozzo di Borgo  (as Valérie Pozzo Di Borgo)
Makeup Department
Judith Gayo .... supervising makeup artist
Christian Gruau .... supervising hair stylist
Nicki Ledermann .... key makeup artist: New York
Jacques Stephane Lempire .... hair stylist: New York (as Stephan Lempire)
Olivia Lequimener .... makeup artist
Mario Messere .... hair stylist
Production Management
Vincent Canart .... unit production manager
Walter Cohen .... assistant unit production manager: New York
Olivier Dubois .... assistant unit production manager
Trish Hofmann .... unit production manager: New York
James McQuaide .... post-production supervisor
Tal Meirson .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Every .... second assistant director
Coralie Fargeat .... second second assistant director
Dylan Hopkins .... second second assistant director: New York
Douglas Law .... first assistant director
Peter Leto .... second assistant director: New York
J. Miller Tobin .... first assistant director: New York (as Miller Tobin)
Art Department
François Aïssa .... construction
Karla J. Bailey .... stand-by scenic: New York (as Karla Bailey)
Céline Barray .... lead greensperson
Nicolas Barray .... painter
Bernard Boivin .... construction coordinator
Jean-Michel Boivin .... construction
Olivier Bordes .... construction
Gilles Boutemps .... chief sculptor
Jérome Clavier .... painter
Daniel Clerici .... construction
Pascal Clément .... painter
Todd Cole .... set dresser: New York
Didier Copp .... painter
Bruno de Dieuleveut .... storyboard artist (as Bruno De Dieuleveult)
Céline De Streel .... assistant designer
Nicolas Decaux .... construction
Christian Delhôme .... sculptor (as Christian Delhome)
Nicolas Derieux .... construction
Christine Descloitres .... scenic artist
Matt Duncan .... set dresser: New York
Chantal Dupin .... painter
Sylvain Dupuy .... greensperson
Jean-Maurice Eschrich .... painter
Nick Evans .... set decorator: New York
Eric Frion .... construction
Hervé Gallet .... assistant designer
Olivier Gory .... construction
Deborah Greene .... assistant props: New York
Christian Guillebaud .... construction
Daniel Hoffmann .... construction coordinator
Julius Hoffmann .... construction
Franck Hugot .... property master
Sophie Hutin .... greensperson
Benedicte Joffre .... wallpaper person
Georges N. Krivobok .... set dresser: New York (as George Krivobok)
Olivier Legardeur .... construction
Alan Mamet .... set dresser: New York
Lydia Marks .... shopper: New York
Stéphanie Martineau .... painter
Yann Megard .... assistant designer
Igor Mollet .... key carpenter
Philippe Nicolas .... construction
Mariah Nielson .... art department intern
Daniel Ouellette .... art director: New York (as Dan Ouellette)
Frédéric Perron .... construction
Aliocha Pican .... construction
Jean-Francois Pillot .... construction
Manuel Poulain .... construction
Thierry Poulet .... painter
Franck Proix .... model constructor
Dave Reardon .... lead person: New York
Thierry Rene .... construction
Samuel Rionde .... art department intern
Jean-Paul Salaun .... painter
Philippe Salle .... construction
David Shanker .... property master: New York
Juan-Carlos Soler .... model constructor
Alain Troulard .... construction
Bruno Viguet-Carrin .... painter
Cathy Wassylenko .... scenic artist: New York
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Rick Ash .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Copley .... foley supervisor
Dean Drabin .... adr mixer
Kira Edmunds .... assistant sound editor
David Giammarco .... supervising sound editor
Galen Goodpaster .... assistant sound editor
Robert Grieve .... sound effects editor
Michael Haight .... dialogue editor
Dennis Hill .... sound re-recordist
Ludovic Hénault .... sound (as Ludovic Henault)
Jonathan Klein .... assistant sound editor
Jean-Luc Laborde .... boom operator
Alan Manger .... sound utility: New York
Brian Miksis .... sound mixer: New York
Michael Primmer .... boom operator: New York (as Mike Primmer)
Michelle Schubert .... foley assistant
John Sievert .... foley artist
Larry Spotts .... sound re-recordist
Cary Stratton .... adr recordist
John Switzer .... post-production sound coordinator
Alexandre Verwaerde .... sound trainee
James Wright .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Christophe Penchenat .... assistant sound (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Ronan Broudin .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
Philippe Guégan .... stunt coordinator (as Philippe Guegan)
Camera and Electrical Department
Claude Atanassian .... chief lighting technician
Gilles Atanassian .... lighting technician
Jean Atanassian .... lighting technician
Michel Atanassian .... lighting technician
Robby Baumgartner .... chief lighting technician: New York (as Robert Baumgartner)
Florent Bazin .... first assistant camera
Paul Beauchemin .... still photographer: New York
Philippe Bessy .... crane operator
Alexandre Bon .... aerial assistant camera
Bernard Brégier .... first company grip
Gerard Buffard .... grip
Geb Byers .... assistant camera: New York
Carlos Carrera .... grip
Daniel Cournoyer .... second company grip: New York (as Dan Cournoyer)
Anthony J. Cox .... grip: New York (as Anthony Cox)
Stéphane Cry .... lighting technician
Pascal Delaunay .... grip
Dan Denitto .... dolly grip: New York (as Daniel De Nitto)
Jay Eckardt .... camera loader: New York (as Jay Eckardt)
Robert K. Feldmann .... first company grip: New York (as Robert Feldman)
James J. Ferris .... generator operator: New York (as James Ferris)
David Grinberg .... second assistant camera
Nicolas Herdt .... additional camera operator
Lee Kazista .... second assistant photographer: New York
Maddy Lederman .... lighting technician: New York
Jim McConkey .... Steadicam operator: New York
Patrick Morch .... generator operator (as Patrick Morsch)
Anne Nicolet .... additional assistant camera
Eric Nové .... grip (as Eric Nove)
Jean-Philippe Polo .... third assistant camera
Tom Potoskie .... assistant chief lighting technician: New York (as Thomas Potoskie)
Robert Raposa .... grip: New York
Charlet Recors .... aerial camera operator
Marcel Renult .... grip
Bruno Seffino .... lighting technician
Jamie Silverstein .... camera operator: New York
Yves Vandermeeren .... camera operator
Justin Vanson .... grip: New York
Andrew T. Watts .... lighting technician: New York (as Andrew Watts)
Isabelle Weingarten .... still photographer
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Stéphane Batut .... casting: France
Lori Eastside .... extras casting: New York
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Barbara Fiorentino .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Dayna Polehanki .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natalya V. Aikens .... assistant costume designer: New York (as Natalya Khorover)
Bernadette Beaudet .... assistant costume designer
Florine François .... wardrobe supervisor
Alice Levy .... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Marianne Vally .... seamstress
Deirdre N. Williams .... wardrobe supervisor: New York (as Dierdre Nicola Williams)
Editorial Department
Robert Berman .... second assistant editor
Michel Bouchot .... second assistant editor
Andrew Buckland .... assistant film editor: New York
Joanne Canady .... editorial coordinator: Fontaine Productions
Pamela Chmiel .... assistant film editor: New York (as Pam Chmiel)
Peter Kwong .... post-production assistant
Christine Marier .... second assistant editor
Elizabeth Qually .... post-production coordinator
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Liz Roe .... second assistant editor
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Robb Sullivan .... first assistant editor
Robert Sullivan .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Elton Ahi .... score mixer
Elton Ahi .... score recordist
David Bondelevitch .... music editor (as David J. Bondelevitch)
Ralph Ferraro .... orchestrator
Christopher S. Parker .... music supervisor
Jay B. Richardson .... music editor (as Jay Richardson)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Michael Andriani .... driver: New York
Brian Buck .... driver: New York
William Michael Buckman .... transportation co-captain: New York
Jean-Paul Chanon .... driver
Kerry Clark .... parking coordinator: New York (as Kerry L. Clark)
Tom Crowe .... driver: New York
Michael Fennell .... driver: New York (as Michael D. Fennell)
Jean-Jacques Graslin .... driver
Johan Graslin .... driver
Robert Graslin .... driver
James Kelly .... driver: New York
Jean-Baptiste Kittel .... driver
Tom Leavey .... transportation captain: New York
Gerard Maggio .... driver: New York (as Gerard Magio)
Marc Manojlovic .... driver
Emilio Mateo .... driver
Philippe Mayer .... transportation coordinator
Brett Michael .... driver: New York (as Bret Michel)
Jean-Marc Rader .... driver
Ed Trebotica .... driver: New York
Tim Woods .... driver: New York
Other crew
Irvin Andrew .... production assistant: New York
Nina Andronikof .... production assistant
Teddy Au .... first assistant accountant: New York
Lionel Baudu .... location assistant
Fréderic Beguin .... stand-in
Fayçal Belamri .... security officer
Olivier Bouthillier .... product placement: Marques et Films
Michel Burstein .... unit publicist
Pierre-Arnaud Buzzi .... location assistant
Eric Caillez .... security officer
Béatrice Cavet .... stand-in
Stéphane Chabaud .... security officer
Sylvie Chevereau-Marchais .... production accountant
Thierry Chuinard .... location assistant
Kathy Ciric .... assistant location manager: New York
Walter Cohen .... location manager: New York
Natasha Conklin .... production assistant: New York
Daneen Lagrone Conroy .... assistant: Ms. Moore (as Daneen Conroy)
Jessica Neven Du Mont .... production assistant
Nathalie Ducruet .... production secretary
Sybil Nicolas Eprendre .... location manager (as Sybil Nicolas-Eprendre)
Sean Garrett Fogel .... production coordinator: New York (as Sean Fogel)
Sébastien Gautherin .... location assistant
Didier Genest .... caterer
Laurie Gershon .... product placement
Ginger Gonzalez .... production assistant: New York
Jason K. Grey .... location assistant: New York
Geneviève Grousset .... caterer
Jean-Louise Grousset .... caterer
Mark Hagerman .... production assistant: New York
Douglas Hansen .... production financing: Paribas Entertainment Finance Group
Zoe Isaacson .... location assistant: New York
Margaret Jacobs .... production assistant: New York
Martin Jaubert .... assistant location manager
Michael Johnson .... production accountant: New York
Sandra Joubeaud .... production coordinator
Erica Kay .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Jean Labille .... chief locksmith
Rachid Larfa .... security officer
Stephane Lesmond .... visual effects video assist
Mike Mathieu .... security coordinator
Michael Mendelsohn .... financial consultant: Patriot Advisors
John Milan .... production financing: Paribas Entertainment Finance Group
Colleen Nybo .... post-production accountant
Maryse Ody .... payroll accountant
Franklin Pedrosa .... location assistant
Ayache Perkani .... security officer
Marie-Laure Pessemesse .... security officer
David Piechaczek .... security officer
Julien Pruvot .... location assistant (as Julien Provot)
Els Rastelli .... script supervisor
Mark Reinking .... assistant: Ms. Moore (as Hunter Reinking)
Franck Sauboua .... assistant location manager (as Franck Sauboua-Suraud)
Franck Scala .... locksmith
Bear Schmidt .... location assistant: New York (as Brian C. Schmidt)
Ted Shields .... production assistant: New York
Anthony Streicher .... assistant: Mr. Lamal
Michael Taylor .... script supervisor: New York
Celine Voitey .... production assistant
Elise Voitey .... production coordinator
Michael L. Walker .... production assistant: New York (as Michael Walker)
Stan Wiencko .... production assistant: New York (as Stan Wienko)
Michael Williams .... craft service assistant: New York
Tim Wood .... assistant: Ms. Moore
Christophe Zofer .... caterer
Dennis Davidson .... Public relations (uncredited)
Laurie Gershon .... clearances: New York (uncredited)
Andy Jagerson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert L. Benun .... thanks
Christine Buckley .... thanks
Jim Goodkind .... thanks
Anne-Séverine Liotard .... thanks (as Anne Séverine Liotard)
Renée Mancuso .... thanks
Elizabeth Schimmel .... thanks
Richard S. Wright .... thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Rated PG-13 for scenes of sexuality
105 min | Finland:101 min | Germany:96 min (TV version)
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Did You Know?

Joss Ackland has admitted he only did the film for the money and found the script "awful".See more »
William Granther:Always do what you wish you could.See more »
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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Misguided presentation of an interesting psychodrama, 29 September 2000
Author: FlickJunkie-2 from Atlanta, GA

How much one enjoys this film depends greatly on how much of Demi Moore you can stand. If you like long drawn out schmaltzy romances with Demi as the romantic heroine, you will love this film times two. Otherwise, hide any weapons lest you begin attacking your screen.

This film was toasted by the critics, but I didn't think it was that bad. In fact, I liked it. I guess I fall more into the first (sucker for schmaltz) category. The story was criticized as being a contrived version of `Me, Myself and I', where a woman is torn over the choice between life as a professional and the family shtick. That criticism really misses the point. This is a story about a woman's psychological attempt to deal with her traumatic past and has nothing whatever to do with lifestyle choices.

I found this to be an intelligent and complex character study of a woman who seems to be two people living two lives, but really isn't. If that seems cryptic, see the film and it might become clearer. When she goes to sleep from her life with her children in France, she wakes up to her high-powered career in New York and vice versa. She can't determine which is real and which is a fantasy. She has a lover in each life and both seem very real to her. As the story unfolds, she and we try to figure out which is her real life and which is the dream.

The trouble with the presentation is that its real intrigue lies with the psychodrama. Unfortunately, neophyte director Alain Berliner pushed that element to the background and cranked up the schmaltz machine, centering the story on the romances instead. That wouldn't have been so bad if they weren't so interminable. Scene after scene retraced the same romantic theme, until it became frayed.

Other than the misplaced emphasis, the film was well crafted. There were subtle hints throughout about which was the real life, but they were far from obvious tip-offs. However, when we finally discover the truth, it takes forever to wrap up the loose ends. To Berliner's credit, the locations were breathtaking, in both France and New York. It is easy to find beauty in the French countryside, but these were some of the most wonderful film perspectives I have ever seen of New York's skyline and street vistas.

After enjoying a few years as one of the highest paid entertainers on the planet, Demi Moore disappeared for three years. This was probably not the best vehicle for her return. Her performance was strongly emotional but one-dimensional, failing to differentiate the characters sufficiently. She played the high-powered NYC girl to be just as wimpy as the insecure girl in France. To be fair however, she created two very appealing and vulnerable romantic characters and deserved better notices than she received.

William Fichtner was not the greatest choice for her NY love interest. Fichtner is better at abrasive antagonist roles and his attempts at sensitivity came across as far too pathetic. Stellan Skarsgard was much better and made a dashing and attractive romantic figure.

This was a good story that took a sentimental detour under the guidance of an inexperienced director. Still, it was engrossing and even touching at times. I rated it a 7/10. Add a point if you like sentimental pieces and subtract at least two if you aren't a Demi Moore fan.

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