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Alias Betty (2001)
"Betty Fisher et autres histoires" (original title)

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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... 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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FRF 50,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,929 (USA) (13 September 2002)

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$206,400 (USA) (21 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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Four ways to love your child
1 September 2001 | by (montreal) – See all my reviews

I've just seen this film at the Montreal World Film Festival. The plot is very interesting. A deranged mother and her lack of love for her daughter, the daughter and her absolute love for her son, another mother and her distant love for her own son, and a mother's love for an adopted son. Once Betty loses her child, her deranged mother kidnaps a little boy, telling her daughter that she is keeping the boy for friends who are on vacation. We seem to think that we now know the ending. False. The plot thickens and the film ends as it should : nice, smart, a bit violent but also very funny. A very entertaining film. Luck Mervil is new to acting and did a great job.


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