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Thomas est amoureux
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Release Date:
31 January 2001 (Belgium) See more »
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Plot:
Thomas is a young agoraphobic man; he's afraid of coming to any kind of contact with other people, so he lives totaly isolated in his appartment... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
11 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Interesting See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Benoît Verhaert ... Thomas Thomas
Aylin Yay ... Eva
Magali Pinglaut ... Melodie
Micheline Hardy ... Nathalie (the Mother)
Frédéric Topart ... Psychologist
Alexandre von Sivers ... Insurance Agent
Serge Larivière ... Receptionist
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
David Dufaux ... Le réparateur
Pascal Lefebvre ... Kevin
Muriel Bersy ... L'infirmière
Cathy Boquet ... Miss Clinique Domotique
Laurence Palgen ... Marguerite
Kadija Leclere ... Esmeralda
Freddie Schurmann ... Gwendoline
Jacqueline Ngoya ... Barbara
Hélène Antoine ... Yvonne
Isabelle Meurens ... Hilda
Marie-Madeleine Carranza ... Claudia
Patricia Gersy ... Amie de Nathalie
Laura Dupont ... Amie de Nathalie
Eric Kasongo ... Ken
Thomas Renders ... Thomas enfant
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Directed by
Pierre-Paul Renders 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Philippe Blasband 

Produced by
Jacques Bidou .... co-producer
Diana Elbaum .... producer
Arlette Zylberberg .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Igor Sterpin 
 
Cinematography by
Virginie Saint-Martin 
 
Film Editing by
Ewin Ryckaert 
 
Production Design by
Pierre Gerbaux 
 
Set Decoration by
Pierre Gerbaux 
Xenia Marcuse 
 
Costume Design by
Anne Fournier  (as Annie Fournier)
 
Production Management
Marianne Dumoulin .... production manager
Karin Schayes .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Lacroix .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Sven Haerden .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Etienne Curchod .... sound editor
Thomas Gauder .... sound mixer
Marina Lerchs .... foley and adr recordist
Ewin Ryckaert .... sound
Daniel Tursch .... sound
Richard Welsh .... dolby sound consultant
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Beltran .... art designer
Alice Guien .... post production manager
Thierry Malherbe .... animation supervisor
Thomas Nautin .... infographic project manager
Aurore Rousset .... animator
Sparx .... animation and digital visual effects
Pascal Valdes .... CGI artist
 
Animation Department
Christele Jolens .... animator
 
Other crew
Tiffany Bauer .... web site designer
 

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  • Sparx* (animation and digital visual effects)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Thomas est amoureux" - Belgium (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality and language (cut video version: 2002)
Runtime:
97 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA (cable rating) | Brazil:12 | Canada:18A | France:U | Japan:R-15 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | USA:Unrated | USA:R (cut video version: 2002) | USA:NC-17 (original rating) (rating surrendered)

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Quotes:
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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Interesting, 25 January 2004
Author: David Otto (dotto_divad@hotmail.com) from Sydney, NSW Australia

Thomas est amoureux (Thomas in Love) is perhaps one of the most unique and interesting films that I've seen. Although the introduction featuring 'Sextoon' could easily make it dismissable as a film about sex, hang on for a bit and you will discover quite an intelligent film.

It is the not-too-distant future and Thomas is an agoraphobe (one with fear of open air) who has kept himself in his apartment for eight years, communicating only by videophone functionality on his computer. He is advised to try dating services by his psychologist and meets women via the service, one of which starts to change his life.

The entire movie is filmed from the perspective of Thomas' computer screen, this itself gives the film a very unique effect. What also makes this movie interesting is Thomas' development of character - not only is it done very well, it is interesting to see how love can affect an agoraphobe, how he affects other people via the videophone, and how other people affect him. The way the future is portrayed is also quite interesting.

There isn't much to criticise the movie on (one could argue that there was quite a bit of explicit content, but it does seem necessary). That said, it isn't really a masterpiece. But it's still an interesting and impressive film. Recommended.

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