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Love Street (2002)

Rue des plaisirs (original title)
A handyman in a 1940s Paris brothel tries to help the prostitute he loves with her singing career and romantic life.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Timsit ...
Petit Louis
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Marion
Vincent Elbaz ...
Dimitri Josco
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Léna
Isabelle Spade ...
Camille
Bérangère Allaux ...
Violette
Patrick Floersheim ...
Le Roumain
Manuel Bonnet ...
Homme Roumain 1
Pascal Parmentier ...
Homme Roumain 2
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Dolorès (as Dolorès Chaplin)
Carole Esther ...
Carol (as Carol Esther)
Florence Geanty ...
Florence
Isabelle Le Nouvel ...
Isabelle
Sophie Le Tellier ...
Sophie
Céline Samie ...
Céline
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Having stayed on as a wartime handyman in Le Palais Oriental after being born there, Petit Louis has become immune to the charms of the working girls. Then Marion arrives and he is completely smitten. Feeling he is not the sort of romantic figure she deserves, he encourages a relationship between her and shadowy Dimitri Josco while also fostering her singing talent. As the war ends and the authorities close down all bordellos a strange triangular relationship develops, complicated by Dimitri's black market past. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$634,923 (France) (15 February 2002)
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Well, even Leconte can't get it right every time....
4 June 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Rue des Plaisirs is one of Patrice Leconte's occasional misfires. Framed as 'Pigalle Dany Rose,' with a trio of streetwalkers on a rainy street relaying the story of the son of a whore who determines to find the right man to make the new girl at the brothel where he was raised happy, there's more than a touch of The Hairdresser's Husband to it, not least in the intercutting of Patrick Timsit's character as man and child, but there's none of the sensuality despite some potentially promising setups. Among the chief problems is Laetitia Casta, who simply lacks the presence or allure to make the role work: her manner is generally sullen, her acting poor and her singing voice weak, so it's hard to see what the attraction is for such a one-note personality and little surprise that there's not a hint of chemistry with either of her leading men. Still, as Leconte has said in the past, the advantage of making relatively short feature films is that if you bore the audience, at least you don't bore them for that long.


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