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Alias Betty (2001)

Betty Fisher et autres histoires (original title)
Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot arranges to kidnap another child, Jose, to... See full summary »

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Betty Fisher
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Margot Fisher
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Carole Novacki
Luck Mervil ...
François Diembele
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Alex Basato (as Édouard Baer)
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Edouard
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René the Canadian
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Dr. Jerome Castang
Consuelo De Haviland ...
Madame Barsky
Yves Verhoeven ...
Martinaud
Annie Mercier ...
Jacqueline
Alexis Chatrian ...
Jose Novacki
Enzo Crebessegues ...
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Arthur Setbon ...
Joseph Fisher
Réva Rothstein ...
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Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot arranges to kidnap another child, Jose, to replace the son Betty lost. Although she knows it's wrong, Betty accepts Jose as her new son. Meanwhile, Jose's mother Carole is looking for her son with the help of her boyfriend Francois and some of his criminal cohorts. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Crimes of passion are not always between lovers.


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13 September 2002 (USA)  »

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FRF 50,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,929 (USA) (15 September 2002)

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$206,400 (USA) (23 March 2003)
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In the scene in which Alex goes to the bookshelf and pulls down a book in which some money is hidden, all the books on that shelf are by Ruth Rendell, who wrote the book this film was based on. The cover of the French version of that book, entitled 'Jeux des Mains', is prominently displayed when he pulls down the book. See more »

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How do you say "yadayadayada" in French?
13 March 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Alias Betty", a mediocre French flick which tells of a woman whose son dies and is replaced with a kidnapped kid by her mother and the ramifications of same and examinations of the goings-on in the lives of the people connected to the principals, this flick is a choppy and bland bit of nervous monotony and little more. Combine that with a subtitle a second such that it's difficult to study facial expressions and mannerisms and "Alias Betty" simply isn't worth the effort required. Recommended only for French film enthusiasts, French speakers, and fans of the principals and Miler's work. (C+)


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