A bourgeois family slowly comes apart at the seams.

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Trent
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Stephen Tulloch
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Edward Aylesbury
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Colin
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Marcus Aylesbury
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Iona Aylesbury
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Penelope Aylesbury
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Geoffrey Wharton
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Sarita
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Bushey (as Michele Gormez)
Clem Tibber ...
Orlando Aylesbury
Sasha Hailey ...
Eve
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Derek
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Hendrix
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Every family has its secrets and tries to hold them hidden within domestic walls. However, those of the family of Marcus Aylesbury are in order to become public because of the family's long date friend Trent, a journalist faithful to his ideals who, put under pressure by his editor, is looking for a "sexy-scoop"... Written by johnnyber

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Don't live your life in black and white.

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10 May 2006 (France)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Stephen Tulloch: So, how are you Gorgeous?
Iona Aylesbury: Well, I'm seeing a woman with a mustache about my parenting flaws and my residual bulimia. And I'm doing autogenic self-hypnosis to try to keep the low self esteem at bay. I'm getting back to work and - But anyway, it's just really exciting for me at the moment because I am beginning to find the real me.
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Secret Tear
Produced and Arranged by Mario Grigorov and Paul Schwartz
Courtesy of Astor Place Records
Under License from Cafe del Mar
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Amazing story telling of seemingly disconnected individuals
1 January 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about the lives of several individuals who seem unconnected to each other, but in the end everyone is in fact connected to each other and play a part in the final catastrophe.

This film is stylishly made. The way that the story is told reminds me of Babel which I watched several days ago. The story telling is effective and gripping. As the film goes along, every individual's connection with each other becomes clear. Everything falls into place with time. Despite the slow pace, it does not seem boring at all. In fact, it gives us time to digest all the information that is given.

Acting by the cast is excellent, particularly Kristin Scott Thomas and Penelope Cruz. Kristin Scott Thomas is a frustrated mother who destresses herself by being a shopaholic. The minimalistic house she resides in also adds to the atmosphere that she is trapped in a bare castle. Penelope Cruz is a single mother who is battling with cancer. Her performance is also excellent.

I am also amazed by how the filmmakers actually got footage of a female breast being cut open for breast augmentation surgery. It looks too realistic to be fake!


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