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After the death of his boss's wife, a young engineer faces the sudden psychological metamorphosis of his own wife, seemingly possessed by the soul of the deceased...

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Alain Getty
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Bénédicte Getty
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Alice Pollock
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Richard Pollock
Jacques Bonnaffé ...
Nicolas Chevalier
Véronique Affholder ...
Francine
Michel Cassagne ...
Le vétérinaire
Florence Desille ...
L'infirmière
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Le médecin de garde
Félix Gonzales ...
Félix, le fils du voisin
Nicolas Jouhet ...
L'employé des eaux
Fabrice Robert ...
Bruno
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natacha Boussaa ...
Une call-girl
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Storyline

The automation engineer Alain Getty and his beloved wife Bénédicte have just moved to the suburb of Bel-Air. Alain has developed the prototype of a flying web-cam for Pollock S.A., a high-tech company. After a successful presentation of his project to their clients, Alain invites his boss Richard Pollock and his wife Alice for dinner at his home. The couple arrives late, and Alice is extremely rude, insulting her husband and the young couple, and forcing Richard to leave the house earlier. During the night, Alain finds a rare Scandinavian lemming stuck in the siphon of the sink in the kitchen. On the next night, Alice unsuccessfully tries to seduce Alain after-hours in the laboratory of the company. On the next afternoon, she visits Bénédicte to apologize her behavior and cynically tells her sexual harassment to her husband. Then she locks herself in a room and commits suicide. On the next days, Bénédicte changes her behavior and relationship with Alain, seeming to be possessed by ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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11 May 2005 (France)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,310 (USA) (19 May 2006)

Gross:

$81,612 (USA) (8 September 2006)
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The film opened the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Cook for You
Performed by Philippe Ours (piano, trumpet)
Malik Fettis (saxophone)
Alex Zanotti (drums)
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Well made film whose slickness almost succeeds in disguising a random and weak plot.
5 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well made, glossy, professional, well acted in fact everything about it was great except the story and a weak premise. I like the fact it was unpredictable and you didn't know what was going to happen next, but that was because I couldn't make my mind up as to what type of film it was.

If you believe there should be no rules in story telling and you can throw in what you like, when you like then you will like this. On the other hand if you think David Lynch and his like make it up as they go along in between having a good laugh at everybody who reads so much into their films then you won't.


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