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Don't Look Back -- Marina de Van's DON'T LOOK BACK is a tense psychological thriller about a beautiful, best-selling author (Sophie Marceau) who loses her grip on reality as she slowly morphs into the body of another woman (Monica Bellucci).


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Release Date:
3 June 2009 (France) See more »
A psychodrama about a photographer whose pictures tell a different story to that of her perception. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Sophie Marceau ... Jeanne

Monica Bellucci ... Jeanne

Andrea Di Stefano ... Teo / Gianni

Thierry Neuvic ... Teo 2
Brigitte Catillon ... Nadia 1 / Mère italienne
Sylvie Granotier ... Nadia 2
Augusto Zucchi ... Fabrizio

Giovanni Franzoni ... Enrico
Vittoria Meneganti ... Enfant brune 11 ans
Francesca Melucci ... Enfant blonde 9 ans
Adrien de Van ... Le psychiatre
Serena d'Amato ... Donatella
Myriam Muller ... Nania 2 jeune
Thomas De Araujo ... Jérémie 8 ans (as Thomas de Araujo)
Lucas Preux ... Jérémie 2
Thaïs Fischer ... Léa 6 ans
Chloé Béziat ... Léa 2
Daniel Plier ... Michael
Didier Flamand ... Robert
Lionel Kopp ... Le boucher 1
Frédéric Frenay ... Le boucher 2
Colette Kieffer ... Sonia
Luciano Massimo Liccardi ... Guillaume
Mounir Noum ... Benjamin
Andrea Coppola ... Invité Gordale
Olivier Demarest ... Jeune homme édition
Valentin Langlois ... Hommes sécurité
Laurent Hassid ... Hommes sécurité
Pascal Bonitzer ... Joueurs cercle
Iliana Lolitch ... Joueurs cercle (as Iliana Lalic)
Richard Benichou ... Joueurs cercle
Raoul Schlechter ... Serveur restaurant
Tamburellisti di Torrepaduli ... Groupe musique Italie (as I Tamburellisti di Torrepaduli)
Pierpaolo de Giorgi ... Groupe musique Italie
Emanuela Gabrieli ... Groupe musique Italie
Antonio Melagari ... Groupe musique Italie
Valentino Cariulo ... Groupe musique Italie
Salvatore Crudo ... Groupe musique Italie
Rocco Frisullo ... Groupe musique Italie
Donato Nuzzo ... Groupe musique Italie
Angela La Polito ... Doublure mère italienne
Mayssa Olabi ... Jeanne métamorphosée
Jacques Akchoti ... Joueur 1
Jani Thiltges ... Joueur 2

Patrick Sobelman ... Joueur 3
Augustin Legrand ... Avec les voix de (voice)
Dominique Reymond ... Avec les voix de (voice)
Stefania Romagnoli ... Avec les voix de (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Massimo Brancatelli ... Le barman
Claude Breda
Nathalie Brocker ... Doublure Valérie (uncredited)
Lubomir Kovatchev ... The psychologist (uncredited)
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Directed by
Marina de Van 
Writing credits
Marina de Van (based on an original idea by)

Marina de Van (scenario and dialogue) &
Jacques Akchoti (scenario and dialogue)

Produced by
Conchita Airoldi .... co-producer
Sébastien Delloye .... co-producer
Dino Di Dionisio .... co-producer
Diana Elbaum .... co-producer
Patrick Sobelman .... producer
Jani Thiltges .... co-producer
Original Music by
Luc Rollinger 
Cinematography by
Dominique Colin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Mike Fromentin 
Casting by
Brigitte Moidon 
Katja Wolf 
Production Design by
Véronique Sacrez 
Set Decoration by
Thierry Van Cappellen  (as Thierry Van Cappelen)
Costume Design by
Magdalena Labuz 
Makeup Department
Letizia Carnevale .... makeup artist: Monica Bellucci
Dominique Colladant .... special makeup effects artist
Jacqueline Hoogendijk .... makeup artist
Katja Reinert-Alexis .... makeup designer
Production Management
Patrick Blocman .... unit manager
Fabio Carlà .... unit manager
Daniele Esposito .... unit manager
Philippe Hagège .... production manager
Brigitte Kerger-Santos .... production manager
Patrizia Massa .... production manager
Michi Noro .... co-post-production supervisor
Jeannick Quai .... production acountant
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tanguy Boulanger .... third assistant director
Jérôme Brière .... first assistant director
Renaud Epelboin .... second assistant director: France
Valérie Tristan .... second assistant director
Art Department
Marina Pinzuti Ansolini .... set dresser
Manuel Demoulling .... property master
Pirson Dominique .... painter
Sven Haerden .... carpenter
François Mast .... carpenter
Julie Ridremont .... carpenter
Bart van Lint .... head carpenter
Sound Department
Marc Bastien .... sound editor
Marc Bastien .... sound
François Dumont .... dialogue editor
Thomas Gauder .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Gauder .... sound
Stéphane Morelle .... boom operator
Yves Renard .... foley mixer
Michel Schillings .... second sound re-recording mixer
Carlo Thoss .... production sound mixer
Carlo Thoss .... sound
Special Effects by
Arnaud Delannoy .... special effects assistant
Fabrice Laroche .... motion capture lead
Visual Effects by
Stephanie Aubriot .... 3D supervisor
Jean-Louis Autret .... motion capture assistant
Nicolas Beaufays .... digital compositor
Matthieu Bollens .... animator
Matthieu Bollens .... motion capture operator
Remi Brun .... facial motion capture supervisor
Marie Celaya .... animation supervisor
Jacques Defontaine .... shading lead
Michel Denis .... visual effects producer
Bert Deruyck .... digital compositor
Julien Dias .... senior compositor
Stéphane Dufournier .... character modeler
Hasraf Dulull .... compositing supervisor
David Fourrage .... character modeler
Julien Frantz .... software developer
David François .... digital compositor
Anthony Fristot .... lighting artist
Laetitia Gabrielli .... lighting technical director
Aurélien Geenen .... animator
Pascal Giroux .... visual effects producer
Nelly Gonzalez .... digital compositor
Ronald Grauer .... digital effects artist
Laurent Herveic .... lead character modeler
Laurent Herveic .... lead character rigger
Marc Hutchings .... lead compositor: Ace Digital House
Ryan Hutchings .... compositor
Pablo Jouyaux .... layout artist
Bourdonnay Judikael .... lighting artist
Vincent Lemaire .... animator
Adrien Lourdelle .... pre-visualization technical artist: KFX
Thomas Mansencal .... lead character surfacing
Luc Martias .... digital compositor
Aurélien Martinou .... framechecker
Julien Meesters .... head of VFX studio
Shelly Morrow .... digital compositor
Catherine Nelson .... digital compositor
Jelmen Palsterman .... digital compositor
Vincent Papaix .... senior digital compositor: Mikros Image
Guillaume Pondard .... visual effects
Simon Rafin .... digital compositor
Manuel Rais .... digital compositor
Gareth Repton .... compositor
David Rodrigues .... lighting artist
James Rose .... digital compositor
Francesco Rossi .... post-production effects
Dimitri Safarikas .... shading and lighting artist
Gourdal Sebastien .... lead lighting artist
Manuel Souillac .... CG supervisor: Mikros Image
Hebette Stanislas .... post-production effects
Rossi Sébastien .... visual effects
Raphael Thiery .... digital compositor
Raphael Thiery .... motion capture operator
Trauscht .... animator
Ivo Verbruggen .... digital compositor
Gerome Viavant .... digital compositor
Caroline Voglaire .... digital compositor
Thierry Bony .... stunt driver
Stéphane Boulay .... stunt coordinator
Jean-Jacques Domingues .... stunt driver
Vladimir Houbart .... stunt driver
Emilie Jumeaux .... stunt driver
David Masse .... stunt driver
Jean-Michel Mièle .... stunt driver
Laurent Mulot .... stunt driver
Laurent Prudhomme .... stunt driver
Christophe Roblin .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Elodie Benguettat .... camera loader
Olivier Berquet .... gaffer
Franck-Norman Bihi .... electrician
Etienne Braun .... unit still photographer
Pascal Charlier .... grip
Pauline Coste .... first assistant camera
Georges Diane .... camera operator
Bertrand Etienne .... assistant camera
Luc Frisson .... first assistant camera
Helder Loureiro Alves Da Silva .... electrician
Thierry Ramanana .... grip
Jean-François Roqueplo .... key grip
Etienne Saldés .... grip
Cristiano Sergioli .... generator operator
Jessica Theis .... still photographer
Jo Vermaercke .... Steadicam operator
Animation Department
Julien Aubard .... animator
Nicolas Cazaux .... animator
Cyrille Martin .... animator
Michael Nauzin .... animator
Jean-Michel Trauscht .... animator
Casting Department
Florence Ayivi .... casting assistant
Youna De Peretti .... casting: children
Flaminia Lizzani .... additional casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gaia Calderone .... wardrobe supervisor
Isabelle Mathieu .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Marie Granel .... post-production assistant
Jean-Luc Simon .... assistant editor
Music Department
L'Estro Armonico .... musician (as l'Ensemble Estro Armonico)
Amélie de Chassey .... music supervisor
Edouard Dubois .... music consultant
Netty Glesener .... pianist
Guy Goethals .... first violin
Krishna Levy .... composer: additional music
Delphine Mathieu .... music supervisor
Christophe Simon .... music recording mixer
Transportation Department
Gaby Meyers .... facility/truck driver
Jim Schumann .... driver: Sophie Marceau
Other crew
Johanna Colboc .... location manager
Costanza Coldagelli .... production coordinator: Italy
Andrea Coppola .... location manager: Italy
Marie Courtel .... assistant location manager
Alexis Giraudeau .... location production assistant: France
Antonello Sammito .... production assistant
Karen Waks .... script supervisor
Enrico Gotti .... dedicatee
Stéphane Vacher .... dedicatee

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ne te retourne pas" - France (original title)
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France:111 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Brazil:14 (DVD rating) | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud)
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15 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Returning To Lost Memories, 14 July 2010
Author: Chrysanthepop from Fraggle Rock

Marina De Van's 'Ne Te Retourne Pas' is a complex psychological puzzle and an engaging watch. Starring the world's two of the most beautiful actresses, it definitely grabs the attention of us straight males and lesbians. One can definitely expect sensuality but this movie is much more than that.

First of all their are various ways to interpret the story and 'conclusion'. It's a layered story but one that is open to interpretation. I won't say much else about it because it is best for the viewer to experience and understand it in their own way rather than me telling them how to see it. The lead character is excellently written and we see most of the film from her point of view. At times the situations are confusing and questions, with many possible answers, are raised.

Right from cinematography, location, visualization, art direction, score and makeup, the execution is solid. The special effects department have done a great job. The only time it is noticeable was the CGI of hybrid Tio's face. The freaky Marceau-Bellucci hybrid is well done. The switch from France to Italy is interesting but it makes sense too. It adds a new dimension to the story. The switch from language is fluidly done and it helps that Bellucci is fluent in Italian and French.

The performances are first rate but it is the two spellbinding lead actresses that walk away with glory. While the beautiful Marceau already has made a name for herself in international cinema, one only has to see the sensational Bellucci's acclaimed non-American films to see what a fine actress she is. 'Ne Te Retourne Pas' is their film as both play the same character with sheer conviction.

This is either the kind of movie one either likes or hates or hasn't formed an opinion of. It isn't everyone's cup of tea but it is one that you will be thinking or talking about long after the end credits have rolled. Personally, I like films that have that kind of effect, positively and while many so-called abstract films do have a pretentious quality to them, in my opinion, thankfully this isn't one of them.

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