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Criminal Lovers (1999)
"Les amants criminels" (original title)

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L'homme de forêt (as Miki Manojlovic)
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Saïd
Yasmine Belmadi ...
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Bernard Maume ...
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Jean-Louis Debard ...
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Olivier Papot ...
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Le GIGN (as Gil de Murger)
Agnès Accaria
Ranzi Adjeri
Brigitte Albuquerque
Martihino Albuquerque
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The movie begins with an explicit murder scene. We later learn high school student Alice (Natacha Régnier) convinced her lover... See full synopsis »

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Amantes criminales  »

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$7,483 (USA) (21 July 2000)

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$50,470 (USA) (23 February 2001)
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Substance of escape
20 June 2007 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Story of love and death, with some American thriller sparkles and the flavor of Ozon, "Amants criminels" is trip in a dark universe, with strange cages and shadows of fears.

In same aspects, it is a new adaptation of "Dangerous Liaisons". Also, it is a adaptations of brothers Grimm tales. But important are not the images, rabbits or forest man , the murder or the rats. It is only a room of Francois Ozon universe and relevant is the desire of director to discover the limits of a situation. Not the ways but the purpose.

The evil girl for the other is basic object, the homoerotic scenes, the strange land, the race different, the games and the end, the cries and forms of affection are pieces of an interesting puzzle in which the purpose may be the catharsis.

A cruel beautiful film. Cold, aggressive, nostalgic, sad and strange. A film about the ways of escape. And about their fragile substance.


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