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

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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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L'homme de forêt (as Miki Manojlovic)
Salim Kechiouche ...
Saïd
Yasmine Belmadi ...
Karim
Bernard Maume ...
Le professeur
Jean-Louis Debard ...
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Catherine Vierne ...
La vendeuse de bijoux
Marielle Coubaillon ...
L'hôtesse du supermarché
Olivier Papot ...
Le policier
Gil Demurger ...
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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Their idea of foreplay was murder.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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18 August 1999 (France)  »

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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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References The Night of the Hunter (1955) See more »

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Moonrise - Intermezzo
Music by Vilém Blodek (as Wilhelm Blodek)
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Hansel & Gretel meet Delicatessen!
22 November 1999 | by (London, England.) – See all my reviews

I can not say that this is a movie for all tastes, but if you feel watching a great classic kind of tale, then go for it! I hope you have a good time and even a few laughs. I really found it funny in some parts... I have to say I liked it very much!


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