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26 October 2005 (Belgium) See more »
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French Director Bertrand Blier creates an intensely seductive story about beauty, sex and Love.
Plot:
In Paris, after winning the lottery, the clerk François goes to a bar in Pigalle and offers one hundred... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Monica Bellucci ... Daniela
Bernard Campan ... François

Gérard Depardieu ... Charly

Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... André Migot

Edouard Baer ... L'homme bouleversé
Farida Rahouadj ... La voisine

Sara Forestier ... Muguet
Michel Vuillermoz ... Le toubib
François Rollin ... Michael
Jean Barney ... Garde du corps 1
Baptiste Roussillon ... Garde du corps 2

Jean Dell ... Homme du cimetière

Michaël Abiteboul ... Collègue François
Fabienne Chaudat ... Collègue François
Thomas Badek ... Le voisin
Bruno Abraham-Kremer ... Collègue François
Vincent Nemeth ... Collègue François
Valérie Karsenti ... Collègue François
Cécile Brams ... Anne-Sophie

Seidy Lopez ... Collègue François
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bertrand Blier ... Le client de Muguet (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bertrand Blier 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bertrand Blier 

Produced by
Christine De Jekel .... executive producer
Olivier Delbosc .... producer
Marc Missonnier .... producer
 
Cinematography by
François Catonné 
 
Film Editing by
Marion Monestier 
 
Casting by
Gérard Moulévrier 
 
Production Design by
François de Lamothe 
 
Set Decoration by
Hubert de Varine 
 
Costume Design by
Catherine Leterrier 
 
Makeup Department
Christophe Danchaud .... key makeup artist
Myriam Roger .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Alain Centonze .... production manager
Kader Djedra .... unit production manager
Julie Léger .... post-production manager
Audrey Thiery .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hubert Engammare .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Emmanuel Croset .... sound mixer
Nicolas d'Halluin .... sound recordist
Jean De Sagey .... adr recordist
Pierre Excoffier .... sound
Hélène Le Morvan .... sound editor
Marion Lorthioir .... post-synchronisation
Isabelle Manquillet .... dialogue editor
Johann Nallet .... sound recordist
Olivier Varenne .... boom operator
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Cyrille Bonjean .... digital compositor
Emmanuelle Carlier .... visual effects coordinator
Séverine De Wever .... visual effects coordinator
Thierry Delobel .... compositing supervisor
Thomas Duval .... visual effects supervisor
Guillaume Le Gouez .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin De Chabaneix .... second assistant camera
Youcef Djedra .... grip
Nicolas Massart .... assistant camera
Luc Roux .... still photographer
Jan Rubens .... Steadicam operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Valérie Le Hello .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Christian Dutac .... color timer
Fabien Perniceni .... editing supporter
 
Music Department
Marie Sabbah .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Marie Barré .... location scout
Suzanne Durrenberger .... script supervisor
Amélia Guyader .... marketing manager
Yann Nerot .... administrator of production
Daisy Sadler .... production assistant
Myriam Touzé .... making-of director
 

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Also Known As:
"Combien tu m'aimes?" - Italy (original title)
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France:95 min
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Director Cameo: [Bertrand Blier]first customer of the prostitute who wants to go to Seychelles (Muguet).See more »
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Continuity: When Francois' neighbour overhears Daniela, she is in an apartment to the left of Francois' apartment as seen from outside. However when she comes to complain, she comes from the left-hand apartment as seen from the corridor. whereas it should be the right hand apartmentSee more »

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21 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: How Much Do You Love Me?, 15 July 2006
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

How Much Do You Love Me? examines that emotion called Love, or what it's perceived to be. Will you make pretend and move in with someone? Are you loving someone because of his riches? Or because of his huge wiener or her hot body? Is it purely lust or love? And how in the world do fugly people snag all the hot chicks too? Between money and love, which would you choose (and taking too long to decide doesn't earn you brownie points)? Like Pretty Woman, only with less candy fluff, how can someone fall in love with a whore? (Ok, so it might sound politically incorrect, but that's how the movie plays it out)

A regular joe, Francois, falls for a prostitute at a bar. Played by Monica Belluci, Daniela is the obsession of Francois, as he engages her services for 100,000 Euros to live with him for a month (she charges 150 Euros a night, so work out the math) until he runs out of cash. A balding man who just won the lottery of 4 million Euros and some, he sure knows how to pick up and select his women.

Soon after, Francois becomes the envy of everyone (so is Vincent Cassell, but I digress), as friends like his personal doctor advises him to go easy on his escapades because of his weak heart. But in this black comedy, unfortunate events befall upon those who try to keep the couple apart. It's a tad interesting too as the movie plays out the fantasies of these nay- sayers, as they too lust after Daniela in secret.

There's a twist to all the madness, and the final revelation will make you go "ahh!" as the scheme is unveiled to a whacked out near ending sequence (do I love that sexy dance move). However, as do most art movies go, the ending leaves much to be interpreted in many ways. The visuals are beautiful to look at, and no, I'm not just talking about Bellucci here, although I'd rather watch her in action than the other old babe Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct 2. Blended with a lot of jazz, it has a bluesy feel to it all, punctuating melancholic mood throughout as felt by the characters.

And it's the three key characters who keep the storyline interesting. A regular bloke buying his way to a woman's heart. A woman who whores because she wants to (and probably satisfying her insatiable appetite for sex), and her gangster husband Charly (Gerard Depardieu) who allows her to do what she wants to, as his interpretation of love is the clichéd "if you love her set her free. If she returns she's yours" belief. In the end, love is also about respect, and that's the lesson Charly needed to learn.

It's plenty talk about love, sex and even orgasms, and the highlight is probably the three way negotiation on the table as Francois and Charly haggle the price over Daniela. Can love be attached with a price? How much is it worth? The plenty of ah-peks in the audience will probably have an answer to this question, and no doubt, ensure this movie's longevity in local screens.

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