A French woman falls in love with a Yugoslavian man, not realizing that he is an illegal immigrant.


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Credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madeleine Barr
Mathias Benguigui ...
Le Polizier
Le Kiosquier
Patrick Catalifo
Thibault de Montalembert ...
Irina Decermic ...
Graziella Delerm ...
La Flic
Philippe Duquesne ...
Le client
Mirza Halilovic ...
L'ami agent
Wilhelm Laligant
Marianne Neplaz
Dragan Nikolic ...
Zlatan (as Dragan Nicolic)


Jeanne and Dragan meet in a Paris bookshop - she's working there, he's looking for a book on the Italian painter Rossetti. The two strike up a passionate affair, but Dragan doesn't tell her that he is in the country illegally. Written by Anonymous

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8 December 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Amantes  »

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FRF 4,700,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Uneventful film, redeemed by good photography and actress
21 September 2000 | by (Birmingham, UK) – See all my reviews

I just watched this film on tape from a recent Channel 4 broadcast in the UK. I guess it's the ideal French film, as it has all the right ingredients -- relationships, cigarettes, dingy apartments, garish apartments -- and it's mainly in English!

However, I felt like speeding it up all the way through. I could go make a cup of tea and nothing would have happened while I was gone.

It was redeemed by bright, clear photography of Paris, and some lovely close-ups of the delicious Elodie Bouchez. I only give it 5, I'm afraid. Pleasant enough, but the Gaga character really irritated me and it was soooo sloooow.

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