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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 totally isolated in his apartment... See more » | Add synopsis »
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11 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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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

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
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Sparx* (animation and digital visual effects)

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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
To complete the "Thomas est amoureux" experience, must visit the official site of thomas-in-love.com, 18 August 2001
Author: Ruby Liang (ruby_fff) from sf, usa

After the film experience of Belgian director Pierre-Paul Renders' "Thomas in Love," if we think about it, the title literally says what the film is all about. Yet in the beginning, we probably don't pay much attention to this title detail, 'cos we are dazzled by the amazing computer-digital video work of Clara and her simulated movements & sounds in 'sextoon.' We get the story of Thomas Thomas, an eight-year agoraphobic 32 year old, by (not actually seeing him, but) his going about his daily activities strictly through the technological device and mercy of videophoning: his interactions with the people he calls up, talks to, cybersex with on screen through his computer. Yes, it may sound like a lot of conversations/dialogs, but the nuances are felt in between the subtle unspoken moments, hesitating pauses… The visuals are impressive: from bright colorful setups, to the intimate background/room environment the person on the screen is in, and the interesting symbols on the faces of each video-in-person, including Thomas' mother and her friends. We also get to view cyber poetry transmitted, and somehow get a sense of how a cybersex suit is applied and plugged-in for virtual two-way connection. It's truly an imaginative filmic experience and it's beyond simply hi-tech alright! The ingenious aspect is how sensitivity and emotions were definitely not lacking throughout the film (and humor is included.) Certainly more warm (and hotter at times) than Wayne Wang's "Center of the World" 2001.

Yes, if you appreciate the film "Thomas in Love," definitely visit its official site sponsored by IFC (served from Independent Film Channel's sextranet) - there is warning prior to entry of the site that it "contains content of a sexually explicit nature which is not suitable for young audiences…continue if you are over the age of 18 and not easily offended by sexual content." So, yes, this film is NFE (Not For Everyone.)

If you're curious about what possibilities of interacting in cyberspace are like, if you care about where love and its power may lead you, if you appreciate innovative and imaginative filmmaking - yes, don't miss Thomas In Love, and visit its official Web site, for sure. (Film is in French with subtitles, site is in English with occasional French.)

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