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The Girl (2000)

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A torrid affair between two women, a struggling artist and a flame-haired blues singer, upsets a man who has a thing for the girl.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Claire Keim ...
The Girl
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The Artist / Narrator
Cyril Lecomte ...
The Man
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Bu Savè
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Bartender
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Bodyguard
Pascal Cervo ...
Hotel Clerk
Franck Prévost ...
Piano Player
Fadila Belkebla ...
Bar girl 1
Sylvie Bataillard ...
Bar girl 2
Hélène Juren ...
Art School Model
Zizek Belkebla ...
Bodyguard 2
Raphaël Beauville ...
Hotel thug 1
Stéphane Germain ...
Hotel thug 2
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Storyline

A painter ('the artist') and a lounge-room singer ('the girl') continue a passionate lesbian love affair. 'The girl' is actually a high-class prostitute whose pimp ('the man') is putting the pressure on both women to end the relationship. Words like 'prostitute' and 'pimp' seem too harsh for the sexy-smooth atmosphere of this fascinating look at obsessive love. Written by k wedgwood

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singer | love | artist | painter | lesbian | See All (19) »

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$10,506 (USA) (20 April 2001)

Gross:

$34,192 (USA) (5 April 2013)
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Toronto 2000 Wrap-Up
15 October 2000 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

9/9 7:00 pm THE GIRL (**1/2)

Sexy but thin lesbian love story. Male characters are silent which is very effective. The decidedly feminine pace is refreshingly unsettling. On hand for the Q & A after this world premiere were director Sande Zeig, producer Dolly Hall, writer Monique Wittig and actress Agathe de la Boulaye who told an amazing story about how a couple of drunken yahoos became completely lost when her butch yet slightly fem character emerged from her trailer. Agathe's performance was remarkably patient which was a nice change from the obsession usually depicted in these kinds of stories.


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