MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,963 this week

Small Cuts (2003)
"Petites coupures" (original title)

5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 605 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 15 critic

PETITES COUPURES tells the story of Bruno (Daniel Auteuil), a communist newspaper journalist suffering a mid-life crisis. Torn between his wife Gaëlle ('Emmanuel Devos') and his young ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 10 Nov 2011
 
a list of 131 titles
created 31 Dec 2011
 
a list of 3939 titles
created 05 Jan 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 21 Apr 2012
 
a list of 860 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Small Cuts" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Small Cuts (2003)

Small Cuts (2003) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Small Cuts.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Great Idea (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Five boys and girls, aged 20-25, take on an Interrail trip throughout Europe. After a first stop in Amsterdam, where they meet up with an old teacher of theirs who happens to be gay, they ... See full summary »

Director: Jérôme Lévy
Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Véronique Balme, Marie Gili-Pierre
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Marthe Villalonga
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Patrick Braoudé
Stars: Patrick Braoudé, Kristin Scott Thomas, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Man to Man (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An epic about anthropologists who hunt and capture pygmies for study back in Europe, in an attempt to illustrate the link between man and ape.

Director: Régis Wargnier
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Iain Glen
Autobus (1991)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Bruno's girlfriend, who lives in another town, doesn't believe he loves her. Therefore, he decides to prove his love by doing something "crazy" and ends up hijacking a school bus full of ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Rochant
Stars: Yvan Attal, Kristin Scott Thomas, Marc Berman
Seuls Two (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Everybody in Paris has vanished exept a clueless cop and the robber he's being pursuing for years.

Directors: Ramzy Bedia, Eric Judor
Stars: Ramzy Bedia, Eric Judor, Hafid F. Benamar
Sade (2000)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth.

Director: Benoît Jacquot
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Marianne Denicourt, Jeanne Balibar
Love Crime (2010)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Ruthless executive Christine brings on Isabelle as her assistant, and she takes delight in toying with the young woman's innocence. But when the protégé's ideas become tempting enough for ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau
Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patrick Mille
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of... See full summary »

Director: Jean Becker
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Fanny Cottençon
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A psychoanalyst and consummate womanizer is brutally shot while his wife is standing over him with a revolver in her hand.

Director: Pascal Bonitzer
Stars: Miou-Miou, Lambert Wilson, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Comedy | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Elba island, 1814. Martino is a young teacher, idealist and strongly anti Napoleon, in love with the beautiful and noble Baroness Emily. The young man finds himself serving as librarian to ... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Virzì
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Elio Germano, Monica Bellucci
Made in Paris (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Père de famille de trente cinq ans. Fabrice est victime d'un licenciement économique. Se sentant devenir de trop... See full synopsis »

Director: Pascal Bonitzer
Stars: Edouard Baer, Géraldine Pailhas, Marina de Van
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Béatrice
...
Bruno
...
Mathilde
...
Nathalie
Jean Yanne ...
Gérard, l'oncle de Bruno
...
Anne
Hanns Zischler ...
Verekher
...
Gaëlle
Aladin Reibel ...
Fromager
Jérémie Lippmann ...
Simon (as Jeremie Lippman)
Bettina Kee ...
Laure
Alain Libolt ...
Paul
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ...
André (as Louis Dominique de Lencquesaing)
Amina Medjoubi ...
Noria
Dinara Drukarova ...
Marie (as Dinara Droukarova)
Edit

Storyline

PETITES COUPURES tells the story of Bruno (Daniel Auteuil), a communist newspaper journalist suffering a mid-life crisis. Torn between his wife Gaëlle ('Emmanuel Devos') and his young girlfriend Nathalie (Ludivine Sagnier), his political beliefs battered by the wind of history, Bruno seems to have lost his bearings. After responding to a call for help from his uncle (Jean Yanne), who is fighting a losing battle for re-election as the communist mayor of a small town near Grenoble, Bruno gets lost in a dark forest. There he meets Béatrice (Kristin Scott Thomas), who does nothing to stop him getting even more lost Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

12 February 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Drobne rany  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Vicious, actually
22 September 2003 | by (Belfast, N.I) – See all my reviews

This is, I think, meant to be a cold film - its summing up moment for me is when we have an extended close-up of Gaelle's ring on the ground in the snow, the white gradually darkening with the stain of Bruno's dark red blood. The camera simply watches the beauty of the movement, enjoys its aesthetic simplicity, and refuses to pan back to Bruno and let us witness his emotion and what is going on with him as he slowly bleeds. This is a deconstructed road movie; Bruno goes on a mission to deliver a message - a message whose sense we never learn, and whose effects ultimately seem irrelevant or minimal. Each trip in the car sees Bruno get involved with increasingly desperate sexual couplings, but there is no sense that these will progress anywhere. Indeed, it is noticeable that this film emphasises the way in which Bruno is in fact rejected at places that connote not travel as such, but the (unromanticised) stasis that travel also necessitates - in getting lost, at the airport, at the car park. Not so much on the road, then, as off the road - our lives here are not so much the American myth of untrammeled spaces, more full of constraint, difficulty and so on. The question repeated throughout the film in reference to Bruno's putative Communism, but what about the wall, becomes symbolic for me of the film's whole point. Neither sexual desire, nor 'love', nor ideology, can overcome the blocking 'wall', the stasis that haunts us. The cuts to Bruno's hand are perhaps the least disturbing thing in this beautiful, cold, bleak film.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
good een rik-1986
Discuss Small Cuts (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?