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Bernard
Wladimir Yordanoff ...
François
Judith Magre ...
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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Un client de Marlène: [Sitting with Nathalie/Marlene, at the bar where she works] Can I ask you a question? Are you shaved?
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tantalising, unpredictable, romantic.
3 January 2005 | by (London, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I can't understand why this film got such bad reviews and why so many people seem to have a profound dislike for it. Are people really that impatient, have they been blighted by Hollywood movies to the point that they cannot appreciate something a bit more delicate? I found Nathalie tantalising, unpredictable, romantic. I identified & empathised with all the characters, and was interested throughout. Yes, it had quite a slow pace, and there was a lot of talking, but it had an interesting ending which surprised me, and it had a lot of style. It left a few things unsaid, which i like as it gives you a chance to explore the meanings of what you are seeing, almost like a self-psychoanalysis.

Ardant, Beart, & Depardieu all gave great performances. I also particularly liked the soundtrack (I normally hate movie music), and I'm not talking about Nyman's stuff, which somehow passed me by, but the gently throbbing house y, beat y, electro we would here in the club, and in the car (if my memory serves me correctly). This was the best selection of high class porno music I have ever heard, & I'm currently seeking the soundtrack as inspiration for some scenes I'm writing now.

Big-up Anne Fontaine for delivering a delicate, classy film, and big-up the writing team Philippe Blasband, Jacques Fieschi, François-Olivier Rousseau, & Fontaine for writing something intricate and involving :)

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