Trouble Every Day (2001)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Thriller, Drama  |  11 July 2001 (France)
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Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together, a life complicated by Shane's mysterious and frequent visits to a medical ... See full summary »


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Florence Loiret Caille ...
Christelle (as Florence Loiret-Caille)
Raphaël Neal ...
Hélène Lapiower ...
Marilu Marini ...
Bakary Sangaré ...
Le Gardien de nuit
Lionel Goldstein ...
Le Réceptioniste
Céline Samie ...
La Femme de la brasserie
Arnaud Churin ...
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Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together, a life complicated by Shane's mysterious and frequent visits to a medical clinic where cutting edge studies of the human libido are undertaken. When Shane seeks out a self-exiled expert in the field, he happens upon the doctor''s wife, another victim of the same malady. She has become so dangerous and emotionally paralyzed by the condition that her husband imprisons her by day in their home. It is Shane's chance encounter with this woman that triggers an event so cataclysmic and shocking it might just lead him to rediscover the tranquility he seeks to restore for himself and his new bride. Written by Anonymous

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The ability to love. The inability to love... The hunger to love. See more »


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Release Date:

11 July 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Amor caníbal  »

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$6,558 (USA) (30 November 2001)


$9,189 (USA) (7 February 2014)

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The young girl on the metro who stares at Shane as he stands very close to another women is Alice Houri who starred in Nenette et Boni also directed by Claire Denis. See more »


At time-stamp 56:49, a face (presumably the crew since no one is in the house) can be seen reflected in the glass door/window on the right of the screen. See more »


Featured in Snuff: A Documentary About Killing on Camera (2008) See more »

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A brooding study of infidelity
26 July 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Saw this last night and was blown away by it. For me it played as an intense psychological study of infidelity and addiction. The performances are taught and understated, as is the direction, with attention often focused on minute details.

I've seen negative reviews of this film from two different perspectives. One is the art-house maven who feels the scenes of sexual violence are gratuitous and in poor taste; Kevin Maher's comments in the Guardian are an example. Once these reviews have had an airing they tend to attract gorehounds, some of whom (going by online reviews) had been led to expect a genre movie and were disappointed. Hence you get a lot of complaints about slow pace, unresolved endings, lack of gore etc etc.

The movie does contain some quite disturbing scenes, but they serve to heighten the emotional drama that the film's really about rather than being an end in themselves. You've probably seen plenty of things more graphic than this without straying into the outer reaches of the horror genre. The sexualisation of the violence does make it more potentially upsetting, as does the psychological context Denis so delicately builds up.

As other reviewers have said, this isn't supposed to be a plot-driven action movie, but the storytelling is impeccable. The ambiguous ending is absolutely logical, and people who say it "doesn't end properly" astonish me. The ending makes perfect sense in light of everything that's gone before.

The back-story about the pharmaceutical company etc is pretty cheesy, but it helps to have some kind of nod towards an explanation for what's happened to the lead characters, and that's really all it is.

I think this one is going to stay with me a long time and I'd definitely re-watch it.

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