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The Over-Eater (2003)

L'outremangeur (original title)
An obese Police Inspector traumatized by a childhood incident falls in love with a murder suspect.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Le commissaire Séléna
Rachida Brakni ...
Elsa
Caroline Silhol ...
Anne Lachaume
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Émile Lachaume
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Marc Brisset
Jean-Michel Noirey ...
Benoît Collet
Hubert Saint-Macary ...
Le juge Salabert
Valérie Messas ...
Clara Gauthier
Lucien Jean-Baptiste ...
Le légiste
Richard Guedj ...
Le médecin de l'hôpital
Eric Averlant ...
L'homme obèse
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Emmanuel Barilley ...
Richard Séléns
Armand Binisti
Jean-Luc Bosso
Mikaël Chiche ...
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An obese Police Inspector traumatized by a childhood incident falls in love with a murder suspect.

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Crime | Drama

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16 July 2003 (France)  »

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The Over-Eater  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$283,846 (France) (18 July 2003)

Gross:

$283,846 (France) (18 July 2003)
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Elsa: Being looked at is not a right, you have to deserve it.
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Modern Retelling of Beauty and the Beast
4 February 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Like all the other reviewers here I came across this film by accident on TV. I have to admit considering that obesity is a becoming a pandemic problem in Western countries it is surprising not more films are made about it and it's underlying problems. I think that was what I really loved about this film, it had an original topic even if they used the story arc of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale. This a sophisticated and genuine film and even if it doesn't move you to tears it will definitely touch you.

Tip: Keep watching after credits, there is an extra scene. I don't really see the purpose of this scene but you can watch it for yourself and decide.


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