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The Girl Cut in Two (2007)

La fille coupée en deux (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 8 August 2007 (France)
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A black comedy centered around a TV weather girl and the two very different men who pursue her.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Capucine Jamet
Caroline Silhol ...
Geneviève Gaudens
Marie Bunel ...
Marie Deneige
Valéria Cavalli ...
Dona Saint-Denis
Etienne Chicot ...
Denis Deneige
Edouard, l'acteur interviewé
Jean-Marie Winling ...
Gérard Briançon
Didier Bénureau ...
Philippe Le Riou
Thomas Chabrol ...
Maître Stéphane Lorbach
Charley Fouquet ...
Eléonore Gaudens
Hubert Saint-Macary ...
Bernard Violet (as Hubert Saint Macary)
Jérémie Chaplain


Gabrielle is a young woman with a future: she's the weather girl on a local TV station destined to a rapid promotion. She's self-confident and self-possessed. In Lyon, on successive days, she meets two men of high status: Charles, a middle-aged writer, and Paul, the heir to a pharmaceutical fortune. Both are attracted to her and both have flaws immediately evident: Charles, who is married, can be dismissive; Paul can be possessive and threatening. To the dismay of one, Gabrielle chooses the other. How will each man handle her choice, and after she falls in love, can she sustain her personal strength? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Release Date:

8 August 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Girl Cut in Two  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$18,658 (USA) (15 August 2008)


$409,658 (USA) (19 December 2008)

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1.85 : 1
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Like Comedy of Power (2006), four Chabrols worked on the film: Director and co-writer Claude Chabrol, his screenplay-supervisor wife Aurore Chabrol, and his two sons: composer Matthieu Chabrol and actor Thomas Chabrol. See more »


Gabrielle Aurore Deneige: What do you do for a living?
Paul André Claude Gaudens: I live.
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Low Octane Chabrol, But Still Worth A Watch
25 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For years,French suspense director,Claude Chabrol has often been regarded as the Gallic Alfred Hitchcock. For this outing, he has mined the harbor of Woody Allen, and come up a wee bit short. Ludivine Sagnier plays an attractive weather girl who is torn between her affections for an older man,who is a famous writer, and a spoiled rich boy,who claims to adore her. It's up to her to decide which one she is to take up with. This film will probably be a major turn off to those who are appalled by the whole April/December affair (he's old enough to be her grandfather). It still beats watching 'High School Musical 3' (which isn't saying much). No MPAA rating,but contains some vulgar language & adult situations,which are somewhat tastefully depicted with restraint.

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