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La fille coupée en deux (2007)

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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Capucine Jamet
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Geneviève Gaudens
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Marie Deneige
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Dona Saint-Denis
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Edouard, l'acteur interviewé
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Gérard Briançon
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Philippe Le Riou
Thomas Chabrol ...
Maître Stéphane Lorbach
Charley Fouquet ...
Eléonore Gaudens
Hubert Saint-Macary ...
Bernard Violet (as Hubert Saint Macary)
Jérémie Chaplain
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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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A Girl Cut in Two  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$409,658 (USA) (19 December 2008)
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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 »

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Gabrielle Aurore Deneige: What do you do for a living?
Paul André Claude Gaudens: I live.
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ELLE A AU FOND DES YEUX
Performed by Julien Clerc
Music by Maurice Vallet
Lyrics by Julien Clerc
(C) 1972 Les editions Cracelles SA / Editions et Productions Sidonie SA
Avec l'autorisation des editions et productions Sidonie SA
& EMI Music Publishing France SA
(P) 1972 EMI Music France - avec l'aimable autorisation de EMI Music Freance
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Old Man Look at my Life
29 October 2008 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. With splashes of dark humor, I mostly found the film depressing. There are few things more disheartening than a totally desperate woman longing to be loved by one jerk, let alone two.

Luckily, this desperate woman is played by the gorgeous Ludivine Sagnier (from the far superior Swimming Pool). She is a TV weathergirl and talk show host who falls completely for an old man novelist (played very well by Francois Berleand). When she is spurned by the old guy, totally annoying, rich boy stalker comes along to rescue her. Trust fund baby Paul is played creepily by Benoit Magimel, who steals most of his scenes.

Directed by French master Claude Chabrol, the film just never allowed me to connect with any of the players. They all seemed to hate themselves and have no respect for anyone else. Quite the party, eh? The performances are such that it is watchable though I would have appreciated a more detailed characterization throughout the script. One simple question ... why did she fall for the old man? Just a baffling development for me.


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