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14 November 2001 (France) See more »
Lucie and Marie are twin sisters with a love-hate relationship, their personalities completely opposed... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Marion Cotillard ... Marie / Lucie

Stomy Bugsy ... Nicolas

Patrick Bruel ... Jacques

Titoff ... Sébastien

Ophélie Winter ... Jessica
Tony Amoni ... Steve
Matthieu Touboul ... Martin
Olivier Granier ... Le père
Aude Brenner ... La mère
Nikita Lespinasse ... Heidi
Guy Amram ... Fred
Martin Amic ... Arthur
Morgane Maugran ... Physio night-club
Xavier Briere ... Inspecteur
Albert Buis ... Commerçant
Lynda Haouzi ... Jeune femme métro
Axelle Renoir ... Femme journaliste
Frédéric Saurel ... Homme restaurant (as Fred Saurel)
Isabelle Tanakil ... Femme cocaïne
Niels Dubost ... Homme boîte de nuit
Vincent Scarito ... Patron restaurant grec
Ludovic Paris ... Photographe de mode
Charles-Antoine de Rouvre ... Journaliste
Rose-Laure Bendavid ... Fan 1
Olivia Roche ... Fan 2
Vincent Le Borgne ... Hippie interview
Patricia Couvillers ... Femme interview

Francis Coffinet ... Réceptionniste
Alain Peyrollaz ... Chauffeur limousine
Fred Coppula ... Homme concert
Catherine Giron ... Invitée parents
Yannis Chevalier ... Danseur 1
Jean-Philippe Dury ... Danseur 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sophie Baignères ... Party girl
Anna Tronc ... Lucie enfant
Clémence Tronc ... Marie enfant

Directed by
Gilles Paquet-Brenner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Virginie Despentes  novel "Les jolies choses"
Gilles Paquet-Brenner 

Produced by
Stéphane Marsil .... producer
Original Music by
David Moreau 
Cinematography by
Pascal Ridao 
Film Editing by
Bertrand Collard 
Casting by
Gigi Akoka 
Production Design by
Françoise Dupertuis 
Costume Design by
Corinne Le Flem 
Makeup Department
Emmanuelle Audrin .... assistant hair stylist
Céline Colinet .... assistant makeup artist
Axel Guemraoui .... assistant hair stylist
Thomas Majorosi .... key makeup artist
Valérie Protin .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Yorick Bettaver .... assistant unit manager
Marie-Claude Castegnaro .... post-production supervisor
Olivier Flambeau .... assistant unit manager
Frédéric Morin .... assistant production manager
Alain Peyrollaz .... production manager
Frédéric Revillon .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Felix Baudouin .... second assistant director
Alain Braconnier .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jean-Roch Bonnin .... property master
Nicole Bouazis .... set dresser
Fabien Corée .... set dresser
Elisabeth Feyrier .... painter
Giuseppe Giussani .... carpenter
Gérald Guilbaud .... carpenter
Jean-Louis Lacarra .... carpenter
Xavier Marty .... construction coordinator
Michel Paris .... assistant decorator
Sound Department
Grace Brown .... assistant sound mixer
Laurent Chassaigne .... sound
Antoine Deflandre .... sound
Frédéric Mascaras .... sound assistant
Michel Monier .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Lionel Montabord .... sound editor
Gadou Naudin .... foley artist
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
Olivier Walczak .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Philippe Fertray .... special effects supervisor
Emmanuelle Marquis .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
André Auberger .... grip
Séverine Brigeot .... still photographer
Pauline Coste .... second assistant camera
Sarah Couvelaire .... second assistant camera
Xavier Embry .... best boy grip
Thierry Engler .... electrician
Vincent Le Borgne .... electrician
Stéphane Le Dall .... grip
Dominique Legueux .... key grip
Denis Louis .... electrician
Rachid Madaoui .... gaffer
Caroline Massicart .... first assistant camera
Jean-Marc Négroni .... Steadicam operator
Mathieu Poudevigne .... electrician
Eddy Zamberlan .... grip
Casting Department
Ophélie Gelber .... extras casting
David Hagège .... casting assistant
Hervé Jakubowicz .... casting assistant
Marion Tenet .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Corinne Calandre .... costumer
Nathalie Mesires .... assistant costumer
Geraldine Petit .... costume trainee
Editorial Department
Nicolas Criqui .... digital conformation
Isabelle Julien .... color timer
Marie-Line Lafont .... post production supervisor
Philippe Reinaudo .... digital intermediate technical director
Cécile Therond .... assistant editor
Location Management
Sandra Dalle .... location manager
Music Department
Matthieu Dallaporta .... music engineer
Pascal Mayer .... music consultant
Stéphane Reichart .... music scoring mixer
Other crew
Emmanuelle Balestrieri .... production accountant
Patrice Birzin .... groupman
Fabrice Bracq .... making-of
Caroline Dieusaert .... production secretary
Astrid Gavard .... press attache
Anaïs Marillier .... script supervisor
Dominique Segall .... press attache

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les jolies choses" - France (original title)
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105 min
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Did You Know?

This is the first film which Marion Cotillard plays a singer, the second was La Vie en Rose (2007).See more »
Sébastien:[Kissing Marie's right nipple] I adore your breasts.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "The Office: Trivia (#8.11)" (2012)See more »
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32 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Quite a startling unfolding of a descent into depravity., 19 March 2003
Author: TamvdK from Melbourne, Australia

I was lucky enough to catch this at a Melbourne International Film Festival a few years ago and was blown away by the serpentine descent that the audience is put through. The stunning soundtrack and focussed performance by Cotillard made for a mesmerising if somewhat melodramatic film. The characters interactions with each other were rooted in realism, sometimes displaying that twisted reality we all have to deal with. I enjoyed this for being gratuitously indulgent, and yet gritty with some raw nerves exposed.

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