MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,905 this week

Nathalie... (2003)

 -  Drama  -  7 January 2004 (France)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 3,474 users   Metascore: 69/100
Reviews: 34 user | 60 critic | 11 from Metacritic.com

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(original idea), , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 26 Feb 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 29 Jun 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 08 Jul 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Nathalie..." on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Nathalie... (2003)

Nathalie... (2003) on IMDb 6.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nathalie....

User Polls

2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Despite the fact that they love each other, a couple realize that they must "find" other (and rich) people in order to keep their frivolous, costly lives.

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Charles Berling, Dominique Blanc
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Nathalie and Louise are friends from childhood. While studying drama at University Louise becomes hopelessly obsessed with her friend. Jealous of the male friends she has she breaks up the ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini
Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Pascale Bussières, Dani Levy
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When his long-time disappeared father is entering his life again, Jean-Luc, a successful doctor, has no option but to face his own life story. Will he ever be able to forget and forgive?

Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Michel Bouquet, Charles Berling, Natacha Régnier
Hell (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three sisters share a connection to a violent incident from their childhood reunite to for the chance to come to terms with their past.

Director: Danis Tanovic
Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Karin Viard, Marie Gillain
Chloe (2009)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.

Director: Atom Egoyan
Stars: Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré, Jonathan Zaccaï
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Chantel is happy: her son's away at school playing soccer, she and her husband get along, her neighbor Agnès is her best friend, and her job at a government office is easy. When her husband... See full summary »

Director: Eric Fourniols
Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Dieudonné, Anémone
Dry Cleaning (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A bored couple takes in a young man who turns their lives inside out

Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Miou-Miou, Charles Berling, Stanislas Merhar
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Agathe lives with her husband and son in a posh apartment in front of the Parc du Luxembourg. Patrick lives with his son in the back of a van. She is the head of an important contemporary ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Poelvoorde, André Dussollier
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Bertrand Beauvois, a well-known attorney, is in Monte Carlo to defend a businessman's mother who murdered a gigolo with ties to gangsters. The businessman provides a bodyguard, Christophe, ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Roschdy Zem, Stéphane Audran
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Arielle Dombasle, Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc
Augustin (1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Augustin Dos Santos is a benign simpleton with a slight stammer. He's serious about his part-time job as a clerk for an insurance company, and he also acts, with small parts under his belt ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc, Stéphanie Zhang, Guy Casabonne
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Nathalie / Marlène
...
Wladimir Yordanoff ...
François
Judith Magre ...
La mère de Catherine
Rodolphe Pauly ...
Le fils
Évelyne Dandry ...
La patronne du bar
Ari Boulogne ...
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)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Can you ever control another person's sexuality?

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

7 January 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Nathalie X  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,351 (USA) (14 April 2006)

Gross:

$20,838 (USA) (5 May 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Catherine: Jealousy, for men, it's a reflex!
See more »

Connections

Remade as Chloe (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Ghosts
Written by Ulph and Beady Belle
Performed by Beady Belle
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Riveting but ultimately disappointing.
20 November 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Nathalie was recommended to me by a good friend with good taste in movies. So, I was disappointed when I watched a well-made movie with a hollow premise.

At the heart of the plot is a middle-aged wife who finds out her husband is sleeping around (as French husbands do, as her mother observes). Yet, she is cold in bed, and, worse, employs a beautiful winsome prostitute (to whom she gives the name Nathalie) as bait, to see how her husband behaves when he plays around.

In a seemingly obsessive manner, the wife seeks Nathalie's accounts of her encounters with the unsuspecting husband. And, the more she hears, the more she is hurt, and the colder she becomes towards her husband. The accounts are sexy and provide the momentum in the movie, but, as they grow in intensity, the wife becomes more and more ridiculous as she listens and does nothing as her marriage seems to be going down the gurgler. Does she WANT to lose her husband?? Why doesn't she use the stimulus of Nathalie's accounts to regain some of her waning sexual interest? Why doesn't she respond to the attempts of her husband to woo her back?

The twist in the end saves the movie, however, and just as well. This was a puzzling movie to me, with such a great cast, but with Fanny Ardant playing a dumb wife. French movies used to portray human relationships better this!


19 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
chole is a million times better than this bosscain
The end? Nmilenica
soundrack listings maksimus7
predictable tigran-4
playing on SBS 20 Jan smegforbrains83
Soundtrack berndschneeberger
Discuss Nathalie... (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?