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Laurent Kessler
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Claire Gauthier
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Fabrice Gauthier
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Bernard Bloch ...
Le directeur de la compagnie d'assurances
Véronique Nordey ...
Mme Kessler, la mère de Laurent
Michel Dubois ...
Père Claire
Martine Chevallier ...
Mère Claire
Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc ...
Le collègue de bureau
Dominique Dubois ...
Mme Gauthier la mère de Fabrice
Patrick Brasseur ...
M. Gauthier, le père de Fabrice
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Sonia Hell
Agathe Louvieaux
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In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due to water leakage, Claire resolves the situation favorably for him. The weird Laurent visits Claire in her office successively, inviting her for drinks and lunch, and they get close to each other. Meanwhile, a serial killer is terrorizing Lille, killing women with a scalpel. Claire feels a great attraction for Laurent, who has an unusual behavior in her apartment. When Claire sees a scalpel in the pocket of Laurent's jacket, she fears him, but still loves him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the last confrontation between Claire and Laurent, his right hand grips Claire's throat when seen from his POV, but when the shot is from behind Claire, his right hand is free. See more »

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Valérie: Gee, at times I feel like I'm in a cult!
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References Ghislain Lambert's Bicycle (2001) See more »

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J'aime les filles
Music by Jacques Dutronc
Lyrics by Jacques Lanzmann (1967)
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Again a great Anne Fontaine movie
1 October 2005 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Anne Fontaine's movies always have some kind of strange relationships. In this particular one, a nice sweet girl, an insurance company employee, meets a strange vet who is quite mysterious ans fascinating, while a serial killer with a scalpel kills women in the area : we are just like Isabelle Carré (perfect as usual), because Benoît Poelvoorde is a pure magnet. We have always known him as a very funny comedian and it's quite a revelation to see him play this obscure character. Apparently, he was quite traumatized to play this part and he says in magazines he never will play that kind of thing again : that would be a shame !


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