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Les amants criminels (1999)

After a perverted impulse drives them to kill, Alice and her boyfriend, Luc, drag the body into the woods, only to find themselves hopelessly lost - much like the fairy-tale plight of ... See full summary »

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L'homme de forêt (as Miki Manojlovic)
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Saïd
Yasmine Belmadi ...
Karim
Bernard Maume ...
Le professeur
Jean-Louis Debard ...
Le gardien de nuit
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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After a perverted impulse drives them to kill, Alice and her boyfriend, Luc, drag the body into the woods, only to find themselves hopelessly lost - much like the fairy-tale plight of Hansel and Gretel. Starving and with no hope of being found, they chance upon a dilapidated cottage where a hulking man takes them prisoner and proceeds to feed Luc's sexual appetite. Written by Angelo Fox

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Their idea of foreplay was murder.

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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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( Droits pour la France et territoirs Sacem, Europe no1 et RTL programmes français : Warner Chappell Music France S.A.)
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men in women's world are titled to suffer
1 April 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Ozon's masterpiece is of the public power of ideas that feminism and freedom of sex have fabricated. A young man, Luc, is calculatingly used by a girl Alice who really has a will to power. She intentionally makes Luc to kill a guy: she lies that some guys have raped her and taken photos of it. After a runaway Luc and Alice (and the corpse) are captured by a hermit who has an eye to Luc's boyish charm. He frees Luc from institutionalized interest to girls, even to such extreme that finally Luc takes him as a savior. But the story is also full of surprises. Luc and Alice escape the hermit's lodge and for the first time have sex. In a beautiful landscape they enjoy each other and the nature around them behaves like Disney Dream, cute animals of every size come and cuddle; this is a sharp and deadly picture of the expectations a Westener has when in movies! This work is quite certainly an intentional anti-feminist in spirit, and it also gives the argument, why. Aside of that, the fable is well balanced and beautifully filmed, like a chamber piece.


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