5x2 (2004)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  1 September 2004 (France)
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Five stages in the romance between a woman and a man.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marion (as Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi)
Françoise Fabian ...
Antoine Chappey ...
Marc Ruchmann ...
Jason Tavassoli ...
Jean-Pol Brissart ...
Le Juge
Eliane Kherris ...
Yannis Belkacem ...
Sylvie Debrun ...
Jean Neisser ...
Le Maire
Ninon Brétécher ...
Sophie (as Ninon Bretecher)
Marie-Madeleine Fouquet ...
La mère de Gilles


The end and beginning of the love of the French couple Marion and Gilles is disclosed backwards through five moments in their lives: 1st moment: They divorce and have one last brutal intercourse without love. 2nd moment: With their relationship shaken, they have a dinner party with Gilles's gay brother Christophe and his younger mate, when an infidelity is disclosed at the dinner table. 3rd moment: The troubled pregnancy of Marion and the delivery of their premature son Nicolas, with the total absence of Gilles. 4th moment: Their wedding, when Marion commits adultery with an unknown guest of the hotel. 5th moment: When they meet each other in an Italian resort and begin their relationship. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic sexuality, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 September 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

5 x 2  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£72,621 (UK) (18 March 2005)


$127,692 (USA) (26 August 2005)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the French edition of the DVD, the director offers a version of the movie titled "2 x 5". This version shows the five sequences in the chronological order, from the moment the couple meets till their divorce. Subtle editing work has been applied to make the movie work. See more »


During the hotel room scene early in the film, Marion's wedding band changes from the left hand to the right hand, then back to the left again. See more »


Theme Piano
Performed by Philippe Rombi
Courtsey OST by BMG
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User Reviews

Simple and... just beautiful
10 September 2005 | by (Latvia) – See all my reviews

The plot of this movie itself is very ordinary and simple...no love triangles, no memory loss or anything...:) Two people fall in love, fall out of it (or not?...who cares...), make love, cheat, divorce - that's it. So what's so special about this movie? I must say it's that special mood that filled me after watching it. As many movies, this one postulates that life's not so great after all - people may be mean, bad things happen, everything good ends one day, but even so it's worth living and to be more specific - it's worth to love. Fact, that we see events developing backwards highlights this idea. At the end of the movie no one actually remembers the beginning (divorce) - audience is just so moved by by this beautiful, banal love story...and I must say that it should be this way always. Who cares, that love won't last forever - what's more important, is that it exists!

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