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Director:
Writers:
François Ozon (scenario)
Emmanuèle Bernheim (scenario collaborator)
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Release Date:
1 September 2004 (Belgium) See more »
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Plot:
Five stages in the romance between a woman and a man. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Finely nuanced and impressive performances See more (62 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Marion (as Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi)

Stéphane Freiss ... Gilles
Françoise Fabian ... Monique

Michael Lonsdale ... Bernard

Géraldine Pailhas ... 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
Pierre Chollet ... Le père de Gilles
Carlo-Antonio Angioni ... Le réceptionniste
Domenico Sannino ... L'animateur italien
Andrea Cesolari ... Le G.O.

Directed by
François Ozon 
 
Writing credits
François Ozon (scenario)

Emmanuèle Bernheim (scenario collaborator)

Produced by
Olivier Delbosc .... producer
Philippe Dugay .... executive producer: Italy
Marc Missonnier .... producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe Rombi 
 
Cinematography by
Yorick Le Saux 
 
Film Editing by
Monica Coleman 
 
Casting by
Antoinette Boulat 
 
Production Design by
Katia Wyszkop 
 
Set Decoration by
Sophie Martel 
 
Costume Design by
Pascaline Chavanne 
 
Makeup Department
Franck-Pascal Alquinet .... key hair stylist
Jérôme Balp .... additional hair stylist
Michèle Carmitrand .... additional makeup artist (as Michèle Carmintrand)
Isis Fouquet-Abrial .... makeup trainee
Patrick Girault .... key hair stylist
Lydia Molyn .... trainee hair stylist
Gill Robillard .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Francesco Belfiore .... production manager: Italy
Cyrille Bragnier .... unit manager
Florent Cocátre .... unit manager
Johanna Colboc .... assistant unit manager
Sébastien Didelot .... assistant unit manager
Delphine Duverger .... assistant unit manager
Federico Floris .... unit production manager
Benjamin Hess .... unit manager
Claire Le Saint .... assistant unit manager
Julie Léger .... post-production manager
Marie-Jeanne Pascal .... production manager
Charlotte Puiroux .... assistant unit manager
Pascal Roussel .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michaela Stella Bagnoli .... trainee assistant director
Hubert Barbin .... first assistant director
Cyril Duval .... assistant director
Maia Etcheverry .... second assistant director
Guillaume Huin .... trainee assistant director
Chrystelle Robin .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Raphael Martin Barroso .... carpenter
Paul Bellau .... carpenter
Daniele Bignami .... property master: Italy
Jeremy Chapelet .... carpenter (as Jérémie Chapelet)
Yves Chaudesaigues .... carpenter
Jerome Fortier .... construction manager (as Jérôme Fortier)
Tristan Girault .... property master
Alexandra Lassen .... assistant art director
Loïc Le Moigne .... painter
Bruno Lefebvre .... key carpenter (as Bruno Lefevre)
Franck Miniconi .... key painter
Frédéric Pesquer .... tapestry
Corinne Pouchoulin .... painter
Marie Rossignol .... key painter
Pierre-André Roussotte .... painter
 
Sound Department
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Yannick Boulot .... sound recordist
Nicolas Bourgeois .... sound mixer
Samuel Dequidt .... assistant sound editor
Jean-Pierre Duret .... sound
Julien Gigliotti .... assistant sound
Benoît Hillebrant .... sound editor
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... sound mixer
Vincent Laurence .... sound recordist
Jean-Louis Lebras .... boom operator (as Jean-Louis Le Bras)
Hacia Mendia .... assistant foley artist
Yves-Marie Omnes .... boom operator
Francis Perrard .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Francis Perréard)
Hervé Roux .... stereo sound consultant: DTS
Brigitte Taillandier .... sound
Florian Thiebaux .... sound mixer
Vinca Vermesse .... boom operator
Pascal Vonhatten .... foley recordist
 
Special Effects by
Max Garnier .... special effects
Sara Helmlinger .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Thierry Delobel .... digital artist
Daniel Trujillo .... digital effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Olivier Bouyssou .... additional grip
Cédric Bureau .... additional grip
Patrick de Ranter .... Steadicam operator
Henri Deneubourg .... trainee electrician
Johan Le Ruz .... electrician
Stella Libert .... camera trainee
Alexandre Louis .... additional electrician
Stephen Mack .... second assistant camera
Laurent Malek .... electrician
Tom Mitaux .... electrician
Jean-Claude Moireau .... still photographer
Luis Peralta .... electrician
Ivo Perondi .... electrician: Italy
Mathias Raaflaub .... electrician
Xavier Renaudot .... gaffer
Carlos Ribeiro .... grip
Benoît Rizzotti .... first assistant camera
Olivia Roudon .... camera trainee
Hervé Rousset .... key grip
Michel Sabourdy .... gaffer
Christophe Sournac .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Audrey Gatimel .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Max Chaoul .... designer: wedding gown
Agnès Giudicelli .... additional costumer
Chloé Lesueur .... costumer
Louise Rapp .... costumer
Marina Tilocca .... costumer: Italy
 
Editorial Department
Frédéric Barbe .... assistant editor
Marine Benveniste .... assistant editor
Richard Deusy .... digital color timer
Christian Dutac .... color timer
 
Music Department
Amélie de Chassey .... music rights
Edouard Dubois .... music consultant
Stéphane Reichart .... music scoring mixer
Philippe Rombi .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Stefania Antonini .... location unit manager
Tony Arnoux .... press attache
Stephane Beissy .... production administrator
Marco Cabriolu .... production assistant
Thierry Chapat .... production administrator
Sébastien Charles .... choreographer
Johanna Colboc .... production assistant
Jean-René Coulon .... location manager
Lara dall'Antonia .... production coordinator: Italy
Sandra Eckert .... production assistant
Agnès Feuvre .... script supervisor
Agathe Grau .... script supervisor
Raphaëlle Isnard .... production secretary
Virginie Lempereur .... production assistant
Kamel Lyoubi .... groupman
Aurelio Marino .... accountant
Fanny Moriat .... production assistant
André-Paul Ricci .... press attache
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"5 x 2: Five Times Two" - Canada (English title) (festival title)
"Five Times Two" - International (English title) (long title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong graphic sexuality, language and some drug content
Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sophie Marceau and Vincent Cassel were approached to play the parts of Marion and Gilles.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Soundtrack:
Mi Sono Innamorato Di TeSee more »

FAQ

What is the timeline of the film?
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30 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Finely nuanced and impressive performances, 1 April 2005
Author: Chris_Docker from United Kingdom

The 'reverse chronology' format, that has now been tried and tested a few times, will perhaps one day become as unshockingly acceptable as the more prosaic use of 'flashbacks'. Both involve non-linear storytelling, and both attempt to grab audience attention by time distortions. Flashbacks are now so commonplace within mainstream films that the 'purist' Dogme movement banned them altogether – being so structurally clichéd and rarely justified. So when Ozon's 5 x 2 tells a love story about two people in five chapters, but starting with the last chapter and working forward, is he using a valid artistic device or just being gimmicky? In the opening scene, our loving couple (Marion and Gilles) are finalising the details of their divorce. Afterwards they have a last-fling sexual bout which takes an unpleasant turn. Flipping back scene by scene, we next see them as a loving married and entertaining visitors, chatting away about fidelity and sexual deviance and again we see a slightly unpleasant turn – perhaps the seeds of the divorce that we already know will happen. In each chapter we follow the love story to earlier and earlier stages.

In Irreversible, another French film, the reverse chronology format was used to shock, to take us on a journey from hell to heaven. In Memento it was used to heighten suspense and provide the basic device that the mystery revolved upon – we never knew more than the main character about what had happened before.

In 5 x 2 the effect is to highlight small things that go wrong in a fairly ordinary relationship. If it were a gradual decline from better to worse they might have gone unnoticed, but our starting point being divorce our interest in why things went wrong is perhaps more acute.

The other thing that marks out this slightly unusual film is the remarkable acting range shown by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (who won Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her portrayal of Marion). We see not only an incredible range of emotion but many sides to her character. The finely nuanced performance draws attention to things like the person a woman may be to her husband whilst still have a secret side, or her ability to put on a brave face when crying inside. The observation of a range of emotional and sexual explorations is done with the attention to detail that seems so intrinsic to much French cinema: the characters really seem to feel what is happening as if there is no camera on them at all. Sadly 5 x 2 however may not have the shock value of film like Irreversible or the sugar-candy feelgood factor of films like Amelie: mainstream foreign audiences like their French movies to nevertheless fulfil certain passive entertainment criteria, which this thinking and understated movie obstinately refuses to do.

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