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Thomas est amoureux (2000)

Thomas is a young agoraphobic man; he's afraid of coming to any kind of contact with other people, so he lives totally isolated in his apartment. The story takes place in the near future ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Benoît Verhaert ...
Aylin Yay ...
Eva
Magali Pinglaut ...
Micheline Hardy ...
Nathalie (the Mother)
Frédéric Topart ...
Alexandre von Sivers ...
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Jacqueline Bollen ...
Madame Zoe
Dominique Baeyens ...
Vanessa
Imbal Yalon ...
Eléonore
Véronique Dumont ...
Louise
Yse Gerbaux ...
La fille de Louise
Abdelmalek Kadi ...
Docteur Sorensen
Colette Sodoyez ...
Miss Accroche-Coeur
Valérie Lemaître ...
La secrétaire du psy
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Thomas is a young agoraphobic man; he's afraid of coming to any kind of contact with other people, so he lives totally isolated in his apartment. The story takes place in the near future where everything can be done through computers, so Thomas hasn't left his apartment for eight straight years. However, although his life seems complete, he misses human contact, so his psychoanalyst consults him to meet a woman through some on-line service. Is it possible for Thomas to fall in love with a woman? And if so, is he going to get out of his apartment for that woman? Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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31 January 2001 (Belgium)  »

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Thomas in Love  »

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$13,853 (USA) (3 August 2001)

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$39,278 (USA) (7 September 2001)
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Melodie: Thomas, I want you to go outside.
Thomas Thomas: I can't.
Melodie: I want to see you here, with me.
Thomas Thomas: I can't.
Melodie: I want to touch you.
Thomas Thomas: No.
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Spoof on logical future outcome of Internet-based culture
22 June 2001 | by (Sonar Sound) – See all my reviews

One of the most stimulating, hilarious, thought provoking films I've seen in years. About an agoraphobe living maybe a decade into the future (in Belgium), when it is possible to have exclusively virtual relationships. Narrator/star has wry sense of humour, yet is quite compassionate and understanding as he goes about his daily business -- in all realms of life -- via interactive electronic media.

Film touches on experiences many of us have had in chat rooms, via email, on ICQ, on web pages, etc. It will probably seem very familiar to you. You're likely to find yourself nodding, "yes, yes, I've done that.... ah, yes, that's just the way it could be....."

Subtly and credibly casted, directed and acted. A film that is good enough to bear viewing two or three times. Something Ridley Scott might have made, if he'd thought of it first and if he'd sworn off violence.


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