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Nathalie... (2003)

Nathalie is the name a Parisian prostitute assumes for a special mission or "private investigation." She is engaged in this unusual and secretive task by a professional, upper-middle-class ... See full summary »

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Bernard
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François
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La mère de Catherine
Rodolphe Pauly ...
Le fils
Évelyne Dandry ...
La patronne du bar
Christian Päffgen ...
L'homme d'un soir (as Ari Päffgen)
Aurore Auteuil ...
La patiente de Catherine
Idit Cebula ...
Ghislaine
Sasha Rucavina ...
Marianne (as Sacha Rukavina)
Macha Polikarpova ...
Ingrid
Marie Adam ...
La secrétaire médicale
Sophie Séfériadès ...
Une autre patiente
Serge Onteniente ...
L'agent immobilier (as Serge Onteniente-Boutleroff)

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Nathalie is the name a Parisian prostitute assumes for a special mission or "private investigation." She is engaged in this unusual and secretive task by a professional, upper-middle-class wife who fears that her husband is unfaithful to her. Nathalie has to seduce the clueless husband and regularly report all details of her relationship with him, including his most intimate sexual preferences in bed. Nathalie is stunning, charming, and cunning. Can Nathalie and her reports to the mistrustful wife be trusted? Is the middle aged husband indeed unfaithful? Written by luiza do brasil

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Can you ever control another person's sexuality?

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$1,172,635 (France) (9 January 2004)

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$20,838 (USA) (5 May 2006)
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Catherine: Jealousy, for men, it's a reflex!
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Angel Dust
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Great Movie for Mature Audiences
16 September 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Paris, the executive Bernard (Gérard Depardieu) and his wife, the gynecologist Catherine (Fanny Ardant), form a bored upper class middle aged bourgeois couple. They have been married for many years and their life does not have sexual desire anymore. One day, Catherine listens to the message box of his cell phone and she believes Bernard is unfaithful to her. Catherine hires the beautiful prostitute Marlene (Emmanuelle Béart) to pretend to be a young woman called Nathalie, seduce and investigate the sex life of Bernard and report to her his secrets and performance between walls. Catherine discloses a surprising revelation in the end.

I saw the used DVD of "Nathalie…" on sale in a rental, and based on the names of Emmanuelle Béart, Gérard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant, I decided to risky and buy and watch this movie without any previous reference. I found a great movie, with a very credible story, but for mature audiences only. I believe that only the public of a certain age, who have experienced marriage, will fully understand the characters of Bernard and Catherine, their motives and how true the story is. I was also impressed with the elegance of the great French actress Fanny Ardant and with the eternal beauty of the sexy and also great actress Emmanuelle Béart. The direction of Anne Fontaine is very sensitive, delicate and classy, keeping the story in a very high level, without using any type of subterfuge, such as spicy scene or sexual exposition of the cast. The soundtrack is also excellent. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Nathalie X"

Note: On 03 July 2011, I saw this film again to compare with the weak remake "Chloe".


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