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Five stages in the romance between a woman and a man.

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Cast

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

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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love | dinner | hotel | italian | divorce | See more »

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Drama | Romance

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

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1 September 2004 (France)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$15,667 (USA) (10 June 2005)

Gross:

$127,692 (USA) (26 August 2005)
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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 »

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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 »

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A film full of simmering sexual tension between Stéphane Freiss and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
30 July 2008 | by (FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world) – See all my reviews

A French film cannot be called a "French Film" unless it does not contain all essential elements of French culture.These elements include love,sex,marriage,divorce etc.Five times two is a complete French film as it has included all of these indispensable elements in its narrative structure.This film has to be appreciated by all those who feel that French cinema has a significant air of intellectualism. By making a poetic film about 5 memorable moments of a happy couple's life,talented French cinéaste François Ozon has given us a glimpse of how emotional matters are handled by French people.Five times two can also be termed as a modern European/French film whose success rests on its actors.A mention must be made of two leading actors Stéphane Freiss and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi who make valiant attempts in the film to be true to each other.They exhibit ferocity in all of their actions whether it concerns their bitterness or sexuality.A film like this one is made with great intuition.It is for serious viewers to appreciate the efforts of the filmmaker.A good viewer will not be disappointed when he/she watches this film.


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