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Elles (2011)

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On her latest assignment, a journalist for Elle immerses herself in a prostitution ring run by university students.

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Patrick
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Le client sadique
Ali Marhyar ...
Saïd
Jean-Marie Binoche ...
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Florent
Pablo Beugnet ...
Stéphane
Valérie Dréville ...
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Thomas
Scali Delpeyrat ...
Charles
Laurence Ragon ...
Colette
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Anne (Juliette Binoche), a well-off, Paris-based mother of two and investigative journalist for ELLE, is writing an article about student prostitution. Her meetings with two fiercely independent young women, Alicja (Joanna Kulig) and Charlotte (Anais Demoustier), are profound and unsettling, moving her to question her most intimate convictions about money, family and sex. Written by Tine Byrckel

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The world's oldest profession still has its secrets.

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€4,000,000 (estimated)

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$24,286 (USA) (27 April 2012)

Gross:

$157,427 (USA) (7 September 2012)
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Erotic lifestyles
24 March 2012 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

According to some reports, great many female students in France financed their studies from prostitution. This film starts from this report. Juliette Binoche plays the journalist who interviews two of these girls. Many times.

She tries to analyze it all from a cold professional view, but finds that she is the one who changes and maybe also gets analyzed. The girls tell her they are abused sometimes, but Binoche is the one who takes the biggest injuries.

Interesting film about "Western morals" declining more and more in all ways, since we're not interesting in sharing profits like we used to. But the film is a little cold and and analyzing, just like a professional journalist should be.


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