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Read My Lips (2001) More at IMDbPro »Sur mes lèvres (original title)

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Read My Lips -- She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.

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Release Date:
17 October 2001 (Belgium) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Il va lui apprendre les mauvaises manières... Elle lui apprendra les bonnes. See more »
Plot:
She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 12 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A gripping character-driven psychodramatic caper flick See more (62 total) »

Cast

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Vincent Cassel ... Paul

Emmanuelle Devos ... Carla

Olivier Gourmet ... Marchand
Olivier Perrier ... Masson

Olivia Bonamy ... Annie
Bernard Alane ... Morel
Céline Samie ... Josie
Pierre Diot ... Keller
François Loriquet ... Jean-François
Serge Onteniente ... Mammouth (as Serge Boutleroff)
David Saracino ... Richard Carambo
Christophe Vandevelde ... Louis Carambo
Bô Gaultier de Kermoal ... Le Barman
Loïc Le Page ... Quentin
Nathalie Lacroix ... L'Employée ANPE
Laurent Valo ... Le jeune sourd du café
Christiane Cohendy ... Mathilde
Isabelle Caubère ... Jeanne
Chloé Mons ... Boubou (as Chloë Mons)
Patrick Steltzer ... Le Haleur
Philippe Wintousky ... Le chef de chantier
Gladys Gambie ... Danseuse no. 1
Maurine Nicot ... Danseuse no. 2
Keena ... Danseuse no. 3

Directed by
Jacques Audiard 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacques Audiard 
Tonino Benacquista 

Produced by
Philippe Carcassonne .... producer
Jean-Louis Livi .... producer
Bernard Marescot .... executive producer
Jean Louis Nieuwbourg .... line producer
Alix Raynaud .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Alexandre Desplat 
 
Cinematography by
Mathieu Vadepied 
 
Film Editing by
Juliette Welfling 
 
Casting by
Richard Rousseau 
 
Production Design by
Michel Barthélémy 
 
Art Direction by
Etienne Rohde 
 
Set Decoration by
Boris Piot 
Ségolène Rocher 
 
Costume Design by
Virginie Montel 
 
Makeup Department
Pierre Chavialle .... key hair stylist
Alexis Kinebanyan .... assistant makeup artist
Alexis Kinebanyan .... special makeup effects artist
Frédérique Ney .... key makeup artist
Cécile Pellerin .... makeup artist
Emmanuel Pitois .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Gwenael Camuzard .... assistant unit manager
Michael Ermogeni .... unit manager
Brigitte Faure .... post-production manager
Jean Louis Nieuwbourg .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent Dachet .... second assistant director
Dominique Gerbi .... second second assistant director
Fabrice Nordmann .... second second assistant director
Serge Onteniente .... assistant director (as Serge Boutleroff)
 
Art Department
Manuel Mougin .... property master
Boris Piot .... set dresser
Thomas Reichlin Meldegg .... artistic collaborator
Tom Danos .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Philippe Amouroux .... sound re-recording mixer
Charles Autrand .... dialogue editor
Marc-Antoine Beldent .... sound
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Christophe Bourreau .... sound effects editor
Matthieu Bricout .... boom operator
Matthieu Bricout .... sound assistant
Jean De Sagey .... foley recordist
Christophe Gagnot .... sound assistant
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Nikolas Javelle .... assistant sound editor
Pedro Marques .... synchronization sound engineer
Gael Nicolas .... sound editor
Pascal Villard .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux .... trainee: visual effects unit
 
Stunts
Rémi Canaple .... stunts
Michel Carliez .... stunts advisor
David Genty .... stunts
Yves Girard .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sébastien Leclercq .... assistant camera
Jean-Marie Leroy .... still photographer
Vincent Plaidy .... assistant camera
Pénélope Pourriat .... camera loader
François Tille .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Laurent Couraud .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Isabelle Pannetier .... costume supervisor
Isabelle Pannetier .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Mathias Duhayer .... post-production assistant
Marie-Pierre Frappier .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Edouard Dubois .... music consultant
 
Other crew
Sophie Ba .... production assistant
Sandrine Boulet .... production assistant
Emmanuel Rondeau du Noyer .... location scout
Stephan Guillemet .... assistant location manager
Philippe Morlier .... location manager
Nathalie Vierny .... script supervisor
Henry Villain .... travelling car
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sur mes lèvres" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, violence and some sexual content
Runtime:
115 min | Argentina:119 min | UK:118 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | France:U | Netherlands:12 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R
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Goofs:
Continuity: When she passes out she is wearing a sweater set, she is revived by unbuttoning her blouse, but is back in the sweater set to meet with her boss.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in A Happy Event (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Never Tell YouSee more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A gripping character-driven psychodramatic caper flick, 24 July 2003
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

"Read My Lips" tells of a strange symbiosis which develops between a plain, socially maladroit female office worker (Devos) and her workplace trainee, a crude excon (Casel). As the film fleshes out this unlikely duo down to their ids they become embroiled in a chilling merging of the minds, each using the other for their own selfish reasons with an extraordinary outcome. Good stuff for anyone into character-driven films with strong psychodramatic undercurrents. In French with easy to read subtitles and good translation. (B+)

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