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In Montreal, the unemployed fashion designer Sophie Malaterre is summoned by Claire Maras to show her work to her boss. When Sophie arrives in the company, Clare apologizes and tells that ... See full summary »

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Damien Forgeat
Mehdi Nebbou ...
Stéphane Defer
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Delors (as Aurélien Recoing de la Comédie Française)
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Bénédicte Serteaux
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Verdier
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Claire Maras
Niseema Theillaud ...
Alice Serteaux (as Niseema)
Sophie Faucher ...
Marianne Malaterre
Stéphan Guérin-Tillié ...
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Sarah Pebereau ...
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Kourosh
Cyril Lecomte ...
Koskas
Ludovic Schoendoerffer ...
Le légiste
Maurice Bitsch ...
Le dentiste
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In Montreal, the unemployed fashion designer Sophie Malaterre is summoned by Claire Maras to show her work to her boss. When Sophie arrives in the company, Clare apologizes and tells that her boss is on vacation and will return only two months later. Clare invites Sophie to have lunch with her and tells Sophie about the website switch.com, where it is possible to switch houses with a stranger for vacation. Sophie seeks an apartment in Paris nearby the Eiffel Tower that belongs to Bénédicte Serteaux and they change apartments. Sophie arrives in Paris on Saturday morning and has a dream day riding a bicycle through the touristic area. However, on the next morning, policemen break in the apartment and arrest Sophie while she is having a bath. Detective Damien Forgeat interrogates Sophie believing that she is Bénédicte and she learns that a beheaded body was found in her room. Further, all the evidences of her life has been deleted and she can not prove that she is Sophie. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The film was shot in 35 days, with an average of 50 shots filmed per day, each shot being filmed by two cameras. See more »

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The camera is not turned on when Sophie takes pictures of the house; a close-up shows the camera lens fully closed. See more »

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Awful screen play??? What?
21 May 2012 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I don't understand what the first reviewer was talking about, this is a killer thriller that moves like lightning, once you get past the (very good) setup.

Is there a deep mystery to be resolved that's real interesting? Not particularly, but I believe Hitchcock had a term for that, the "mcguffin", the thing the crooks want but the audience doesn't care. This movie is about nonstop action, and it's very well done, one of the best foot chases I've ever seen, with amazing camera work. For them to have accomplished that in 35 days with two cameramen, it's just . . . astounding. By all means check it out.


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