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Love Me If You Dare (2003)
"Jeux d'enfants" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  28 May 2004 (USA)
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A love story between two psychopaths that turns into a dare-or-not-dare game.

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Thibault Verhaeghe ...
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Emmanuelle Grönvold ...
Julien's Mother
Gérard Watkins ...
Julien's Father
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Julia Faure ...
Sophie's Sister
Laëtizia Venezia Tarnowska ...
Christelle Louise Bouchard (as Laetizia Venezia)
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Aurélie Miller
Nathalie Nattier ...
Robert Willar ...
Julien (80 ans)
Frédéric Geerts ...
Igor
Manuela Sanchez ...
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Philippe Drecq ...
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Julien Janvier lost his mother young, drifted apart from his working class father and ever closer to confident Sophie Kowalsky, the Polish class outsider. Their dares game, symbolized by an interchanged music-box, grows ever bolder, regardless of harm to others and each-other. In his college years, it even suspends their relationship and toys with their marriages, but they are drawn back to each-other irresistibly. Written by KGF Vissers

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From the visionary mind of director Yann Samuell comes France's hit comedy! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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$1,846,997 (France) (19 September 2003)

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$548,707 (USA) (1 October 2004)
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After playing the daughter of Polish immigrants Sophie Kowalsky in this movie, 10 years later Marion Cotillard played another Polish character in The Immigrant (2013), Ewa Cybulska. See more »

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The first time we see the bus driver chasing the bus his hat falls off towards the left side of the road. The second time it drops directly behind him to the right of the middle. See more »

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Julien Jeanvier: [voice-off] To win this game you need a pretty box, a pretty girl and to hell with the rest!
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Julien Jeanvier: ... And that's how we won the game... together... happy. And deep in concrete we finally shared our childhood dream, the dream of an endless love.
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Remade as Karle Pyaar Karle (2014) See more »

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La Vie en Rose
Music by Louiguy and Marguerite Monnot
Lyrics by Édith Piaf
Performed by Zazie
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Love me - cap ou pas cap?
6 June 2005 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

This bittersweet comedy about love is in line with great recent French movies such as Amelie or L'Auberge Espagnole, But Jeux d'Enfants is not trying to copy any of the previous. In fact, it is one of the most original movies I've seen lately.

Directed in a superb way by the inventive Yann Samuell, this film can make you laugh out loud in a minute and shed some tears on the next due to the extreme complexity of the feelings the director and the actors share with you. Nothing in this film seems exaggerated; it's a fairy tale of our time with a great dose of realism.

The chemistry between Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard is simply perfect.

Whether you like it or not, it's difficult to be indifferent to this movie and this is one of the best compliments a director can receive.


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