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Release Date:
14 April 1999 (Belgium) See more »
Love is desolate. Romance is temporary. Sex is forever.
Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Caroline Ducey ... Marie
Sagamore Stévenin ... Paul

François Berléand ... Robert

Rocco Siffredi ... Paolo
Reza Habouhossein ... Man on stairs
Ashley Wanninger ... Ashley
Emma Colberti ... Charlotte
Fabien de Jomaron ... Claude
Carla ... Model
Pierre Maufront ... Photographer
Antoine Amador ... Hairdresser
Roman Rouzier ... Echography technician
Oliver Buchette ... Head doctor (as Olivier Buchette)
Emmanuelle N'Guyen ... Midwife (as Emmanuelle N'guyen)
Nadia Latoui ... Nurse
Sylvie Drieu ... Assistant nurse
Samuel Charter ... Intern (as Samuel Chartier)
Alexis Gignoux ... Intern
Muriel Gregoire ... Intern (as Muriel Grégoire)
Sebastien Jochmans ... Intern (as Sébastien Jochmans)
Emmanuel Salengro ... Intern
Christian Poitrasson ... Lone man
Roberto Malone
Steve Cox
Jean-Pierre Daniel
Bernard Garreau
Hervé P. Gustave (as Pierre-Gustave Hervé)
Alain L'Yle (as Alain Lille)
Kevin Long
Karine Menachemoff
Angélique Polosse
Cédric Samson
Yamine Tamerhoulet
Caroline Virly

Directed by
Catherine Breillat 
Writing credits
Catherine Breillat (scenario and dialogue)

Produced by
Catherine Jacques .... executive producer
Jean-François Lepetit .... producer
Original Music by
Raphaël Tidas 
DJ Valentin  (as D.J. Valentin)
Cinematography by
Giorgos Arvanitis 
Film Editing by
Agnès Guillemot 
Casting by
Estelle Bertrand 
Jacques Grant 
Catherine Hofer 
Nicolas Lublin 
Guylène Péan 
Michaël Weill 
Production Design by
Frédérique Belvaux 
Art Direction by
Valérie Leblanc Weber 
Set Decoration by
Alexis Forestier 
Pierre Gerbaux 
Julien Poitou-Weber  (as Julien Poitou Weber)
Costume Design by
Ann Dunsford  (as Anne Dunsford Varenne)
Makeup Department
Antoine Amador .... additional hair stylist
Claire Monatte .... hair stylist
Claire Monatte .... makeup artist
Christian Morales .... additional hair stylist
Pascal Thiollier .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Max Belmessieri .... production manager
Bernard Brun .... post-production supervisor
Laurent Charchaude .... production manager
Philippe Guérinel .... production manager
Eddy Jabès .... production manager
Samir Larif .... production manager (as Samir Larrif)
Jean-Marc Maestracci .... production manager
Eric Margolis .... production manager
Denis Oliveau-Lebreton .... production manager
Anne Rogé .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabrice Bigot .... second assistant director
Catherine Hofer .... assistant director
Michaël Weill .... first assistant director
Art Department
Pascal Bloquet .... painter
Pqtrice Colardelli .... carpenter foreman
Michel Courtemanche .... carpenter
Bruno Devresse .... carpenter
Olivier Garand .... painter
Alain Gosse .... chief constructor
Daniel Grimm .... assistant decorator
Peter Hammond .... painter
Alexandre Jacques .... intern art department
Emmanuel Jaffre .... carpenter
Frédéric Jourdan .... carpenter
Alexandre Koubbachian .... assistant decorator (as Alexandra Koubbachian)
Brigitte Lefranc .... painter
Alexandra Pulman .... exteriors
Christine Rey .... tapestries
Véronique Robinson .... carpenter
Gérard Simonet .... chief carpenter
Sound Department
Emmanuel Augeard .... chief sound editor
Marc Authesserre .... head sound department
Eric Bonnard .... sound mixer (as Erix Bonnard)
Pascal Chauvin .... sound effects
Pascal Dedeye .... assistant sound effects
Joël Jacovella .... assistant sound editor
Paul Lainé .... sound
Marie Massiani .... chief sound effects operator
Pascale Paoli .... sound assistant
Peggy Rivoallan .... assistant sound engineer
Eric Tisserand .... head sound department
Alexandre Vraux .... assistant sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Yorgos Angelou .... key grip
Thierry Engler .... electrician
Yorgos Giannelis .... assistant camera
Izet Kutlovac .... key electrician
Eric Le Roux .... Steadicam operator (as Eric Leroux)
Gilles Papillon .... electrician
Sergio Rodrigues .... electrician
Simos Sarketzis .... second assistant camera
Alain Thernisson .... electrician
Roger-Paul Tizio .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Janet Latimer .... costumer
Janine Schlumberger .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Bernard Bran .... post-production
Fabrice Dequeant .... color timer
Richard Deusy .... colorist
Christophe Nowak .... assistant editor
Agnès Touzeau .... assistant editor
Music Department
Stéphane Ackermann .... composer: song "Dorn"
Carolyn Donovan .... composer: song "Spanish Storm"
Bruno Kramm .... composer: additional music
Jean-Marie Leau .... music coordinator
Jonathan Lesane .... composer: song "Spanish Storm"
Sean Spencer .... composer: song "Spanish Storm"
Other crew
Max Belmessieri .... location scout
Patrice Birzin .... groupman
Frédéric Bouchet .... production administrator
Didier Dekeyser .... laboratory technician
Marie-Christine Gauchée .... production administrator
Valéry Guibal .... finance director
Jean-François Lepetit .... presenter
Mélissa .... double: "Marie"
Georges Polonia .... groupman
Dominique Rémy .... production secretary
Séverine Siaut .... script supervisor
Guy Stodel .... acquisitions executive
Emmanuelle Wiclezinski .... location scout
Luc Barnier .... thanks
Richard Boidin .... thanks
Christian Bourgois .... thanks
Gilles Cappelletto .... thanks (as Gilles Cappeletto)
Jérôme Deschamps .... thanks
Gilles Garnier .... thanks
Georges Goldenstern .... thanks
Christian Guillon .... thanks
Marc Tessier .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language and strong sexual content including dialogue (cut)
84 min | USA:99 min (unrated version) | 99 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R (re-rating) | Australia:Refused Classification (2000) | Brazil:18 (cut) (with restriction) | Canada:A (Alberta) | Canada:R (British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:XXX (Nova Scotia) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (cut US version) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (original rating) | Finland:K-16 (re-rating) | Finland:K-15 (uncut) (DVD rating) | France:-16 | Germany:18 | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:16 | Ireland:(Banned) | Italy:VM18 | Japan:R-18 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Mexico:C | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Singapore:(Banned) | South Korea:18 (original rating) (cut) | South Korea:Limited (re-release) (uncut) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:Unrated | USA:R (cut)

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While it was passed uncut for theatrical release in the UK, a one-second cut was made for its video release.See more »
Factual errors: At the end of the movie, Marie feels she'll give birth soon, so she tries to wake up Paul. During this scene she moves in a way which is impossible for a woman in her state of pregnancy.See more »
Marie:Women are the expiatory sacrifices of men.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Prisoner (2007)See more »
Free your mind and your ass wili followSee more »


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27 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Skip the R-rated version and go for the NC-17 version., 28 May 2001
Author: SanDiego from The Beach

Though I have a comprehensive review below I wanted to add that some comments here are from people who saw a severely edited version of the film (the sex scenes removed or cropped off). This would be similar to removing the battle scenes from Star Wars.

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