MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,941 this week

Not Here to Be Loved (2005)
"Je ne suis pas là pour être aimé" (original title)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,271 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 29 critic

The fifty years old Jean-Claude has a boring life, working in a notary office of his own and as court official evicting tenants or seizing properties, or spending the Sundays afternoons in ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: February

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in February.

Related News

Mademoiselle Chambon
| GreenCine

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 23 Dec 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 15 Jan 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 07 Jan 2013
 
a list of 396 titles
created 06 Aug 2013
 
a list of 100 titles
created 09 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Not Here to Be Loved (2005)

Not Here to Be Loved (2005) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Not Here to Be Loved.
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Entre adultes (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Director: Stéphane Brizé
Stars: Edith Mérieau, Vincent Dubois, Jeanne Ferron
Anna M. (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In the grips of delirious illusion, Anna, a young, gentle and shy young woman convinces herself that Doctor Zanevsky is fervently in love with her. Nothing can shake her certainty... But ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Spinosa
Stars: Isabelle Carré, Gaëlle Bona, Geneviève Mnich
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A patient observation on the adventures a group of three young girls spending their three-week summer vacation at a small village, a quotidian that includes cooking, excursions, playing ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Rozier
Stars: Caroline Cartier, Danièle Croisy, Françoise Guégan
La lectrice (1988)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A multi-faceted film based on Raymond Jean's novel "La Lectrice". Constance (Miou-Miou) reads the novel aloud in bed to her lover. Inspired by the story of Marie, a woman who advertises her... See full summary »

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Miou-Miou, Christian Ruché, Régis Royer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

How can moon and time affect human mood and fate? In the manner of a Greek tragedy , this movie shows how the chaos of life ineluctably propels its characters towards violence and alienation.

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Patrick Chesnais, Annie Girardot
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Although barely 30, Claire believes she is showing the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a condition from which her mother has recently died. Her sister, Nathalie, is certain that her ... See full summary »

Director: Zabou Breitman
Stars: Isabelle Carré, Bernard Campan, Bernard Le Coq
On va s'aimer (2006)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Ivan Calbérac
Stars: Julien Boisselier, Alexandra Lamy, Mélanie Doutey
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.

Director: Jacques Rivette
Stars: Jeanne Balibar, Sergio Castellitto, Marianne Basler
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Five key days in a family's life.

Director: Rémi Bezançon
Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Zabou Breitman, Déborah François
Tango libre (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A prison guard is attracted to a woman at his weekly tango class. They meet again when she visits her husband in the prison where he works and he is drawn into her complicated romantic life. Meanwhile the prisoners are learning the tango.

Director: Frédéric Fonteyne
Stars: François Damiens, Sergi López, Jan Hammenecker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Philippe Le Guay
Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Bernard Bloch, Anne Consigny
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

During the century of the Spanish Gold, Doña Prouhèze, wife of a nobleman, deeply loves Don Rodrigo, who is forced to leave Spain and go to America. Meanwhile Prouhèze is sent to Africa to ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Patricia Barzyk, Anne Consigny
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Chesnais ...
Jean-Claude
...
Françoise
Georges Wilson ...
Le père de Jean-Claude
Lionel Abelanski ...
Thierry, le fiancé de Françoise
Cyril Couton ...
Le fils de Jean-Claude
Geneviève Mnich ...
La mère de Françoise
Hélène Alexandridis ...
La soeur de Françoise
Anne Benoît ...
La secrétaire
Olivier Claverie ...
Le dragueur cours de tango
Marie-Sohna Conde ...
Rose Diakité (as Marie-Sonha Condé)
Isabelle Brochard ...
L'aide-soignante
Stéphan Wojtowicz ...
Le médecin
Pedro Lombardi ...
Le professeur de tango
Pascal Praud ...
Journaliste sportif (voice)
Géraldine Rojas ...
Danseuse tango spectacle
Edit

Storyline

The fifty years old Jean-Claude has a boring life, working in a notary office of his own and as court official evicting tenants or seizing properties, or spending the Sundays afternoons in the retirement home with his sour, rude and bitter father. When he has a minor heart problem, his doctor advises him to exercise, and Jean-Claude begins to have tango lessons in a studio in front of his office. He meets the charming forty and something years old Françoise, who is also having classes for her wedding party, and she recalls she was her neighbor in her childhood. They become close and love flourishes between them, changing their lives. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 October 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Inte här för att bli älskad  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dedicated to Rose and Ferdinand. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not Here to be Watched
29 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film might almost be called 'Not Here to be Watched', it is so intimate. One feels intrusive as a viewer. Anne Consigny is entrancing as the quiet, thoughtful girl who not only says little but moves few facial muscles, other than to smile engagingly most of the time. One can't take one's eyes off her. She has that 'something special' which cannot be quantified or defined, but you just have to keep staring at her, as if she were a new species, suddenly discovered, of unknown habits, who might do or say anything but never does. This quiet, brooding film carries introspection and intimacy to new cinematic extremes, and invents a higher definition for 'subtlety'. The characters are deeply depressed and wholly incapable of expressing themselves, so that this is a not a film to watch if you are feeling down. On the other hand, manic depressives might be cheered up by it, because they would see that there can after all be communication between moles in adjoining tunnels. The tango provides the medium for this cheek to cheek resonance which transcends speech. Patrick Chesnais and Georges Wilson as his father are superbly inarticulate, having both mastered the art of non-communication. This film is deeply sensitive, in the same way that small mammals are: it blinks its eyes wonderingly as we shine light into its face: 'Am I really on camera?' Yes. And you are doing really well. A wonderful wallow in disabled humanity with suppressed needs. Although I felt sorry for the characters, I wanted to kick them in the backsides and make them snap out of it and 'get a life', preferably each other's.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Not Here to Be Loved (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?