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Body to Body (2003)

Corps à corps (original title)
Laura Bartelli is a stripper in a French bar. She retires after a moody landscape architect named Marco Tisserand asks her to abandon her life and share his. However, after her red ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thibault Seitz ...
Maurice Lamy ...
Patron Moon Side
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Laura Bartelli
Vittoria Scognamiglio ...
Doris
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Marco Tisserand
Tony D'Amario ...
Client Moon Side
Luc Robert ...
Professeur L.S.F.
Clément Brilland ...
Rocky ...
Kiki le chien
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Institutrice
Claire Viger ...
Secretaire Azzeri
Marc Duret ...
Docteur Azzeri
Lucien Jérôme ...
Employé E.D.F. / Voix Téléphone Nice
Laetitia Paquot ...
Secretaire Timone
Christian Pereira ...
Professeur Marcellin
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Laura Bartelli is a stripper in a French bar. She retires after a moody landscape architect named Marco Tisserand asks her to abandon her life and share his. However, after her red Volkswagen runs off the road en route to the rendezvous, she ends up scarred and comatose in a hospital. Marco stays at her bedside. After some months, she awakens in a world of silence and gradually begins her new life with Marco, which is filled with affection and tenderness. She begins to love herself as much as she loves Marco. They have a son, Jeannot. Laura's deafness is more an irritation than an impediment and six years pass in family harmony. However, when Jeannot displays an unusual dysfunction at school, she goes to see a psychologist in Lyon, and shows a photograph of her son with his father. The psychologist recognizes Marco as a former university student colleague and tells her that he is a doctor a doctor with a past and even darker intentions for her and their child. Written by Anonymous

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Les cicatrices du passé ne disparaissent jamais

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Referenced in Le making of de 'Corps à corps' (2004) See more »

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This Love
(Craig Armstrong - Jerry Burns)
© 1997 by EMI Virgin Music Ltd./BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
Avec les autorisations des Editions EMI Virgin Music Publishing France
et de BMG Music Vision
(P) 1998 Virgin Records LTD
Extrait de l'album "THE SPACE BETWEEN US"
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Delabel/Emi Music France
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Alive he says!
1 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

As my good friend Writer's Reign wrote,it is a return to the murder mysteries of the forties/fifties ,when the writers were Pierre Very,Stanislas Andre Steeman and Boileau-Narcejac.After all,in "vertigo" which was based on Boileau-Narcejac's "D'Entre Les Morts" ,James Stewart tried to recreate a woman with another one,the very concept of "Corps A corps" :same meat,different gravy,actually "les Yeux Sans Visage" gravy (another Boileau-Narcejac's screenplay based on a Jean Redon's book).

Philippe Torreton is a talented actor but without a true director he shows a tendency to overplay and the ending of the movie is pure Grand Guignol.The story lacks finesse,there's no real suspense and neither the mother nor the boy are capable of any emotion.One may remember how Clouzot or Franju held their audience spellbound.


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