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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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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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Denis Deneige
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Edouard, l'acteur interviewé
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Gérard Briançon
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Philippe Le Riou
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Maître Stéphane Lorbach
Charley Fouquet ...
Eléonore Gaudens
Hubert Saint-Macary ...
Bernard Violet (as Hubert Saint Macary)
Jérémie Chaplain
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Storyline

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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tv | lyon | writer | love | bookstore | See All (28) »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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WAITING
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good premise, not so credible development
31 August 2008 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

The premise of the movie, that two super-size ego men, one young and rich and the other old and famous, go after a young woman, who doesn't know what she is getting into, is interesting. Unfortunately, the woman's feelings for the two seem to develop at a fast food pace that undermines the credibility of the entire story. Some reviewers have argued that the central female character is more complex and nuanced than previous attempts by director Claude Chabrol. If so, I cannot imagine how misogynist his previous movies were. Still worth it, especially for the acting performance by François Berléand. If you want to pay attention to a sexy and attractive woman in the movie, though, forget about the main character, and focus on Capucine, played by Mathilda May.


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