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Cast overview, first billed only:
Damien Forgeat
Stéphane Defer
Delors (as Aurélien Recoing de la Comédie Française)
Bénédicte Serteaux
Claire Maras
Niseema Theillaud ...
Alice Serteaux (as Niseema)
Marianne Malaterre
Stéphan Guérin-Tillié ...
3ème de groupe
Sarah Pebereau ...
4ème de groupe
Cyril Lecomte ...
Ludovic Schoendoerffer ...
Le légiste
Maurice Bitsch ...
Le dentiste


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, 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 »


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


References Splice (2009) See more »

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Superb Nerve Wrecking Thriller.
21 September 2012 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie sitting on the edge of my seat, completely mesmerized from beginning to end. While I was watching it I kept thinking how impressively put together it was, like an intricate clockwork handled with a masterful touch by an artful master.

This girl, Karine Vanasse, is a terrific actress, top drawer, and she's on screen most of the time, with a wide range of emotions perfectly believable and appropriate for the rol, a rol that requires enormous amounts of tense moments for her.

As good as her is the police officer (Eric Cantona) but diametrically opposed to her school of acting, since he is totally restrained in his movements but his performance is outstanding.

Another reviewer criticized many-many weak points in the script, and I agree with all those findings, but at the same time I wonder: Why criticize almost to a vivisection point a movie that is only sheer entertainment? Even reading any of the Shakespeare plays we can point out thousand implausibilities in them and yet, we take him for granted now.

I don't see it that way, this movie is a TEN stars, because it does what it promised: To Entertain, and it would be very difficult to top it at that.

Sensational script, sensational camera work (to a dazzling point), sublime editing, perfect actors, even pacing from beginning to end, excellent soundtrack, magnificent director (Frederic Schoendoerffer)... Anything else, El Exigente?

And to top it all, Paris, the most beautiful city on this earth of ours!

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