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Elles (2011)

Unrated | | Drama | 1 February 2012 (France)
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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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La mère d'Anne
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Le client sadique
Ali Marhyar ...
Saïd
Jean-Marie Binoche ...
Le père d'Anne
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Pablo Beugnet ...
Stéphane
Valérie Dréville ...
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Le père de Charlotte
Arthur Moncla ...
Thomas
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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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Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,286, 29 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$157,427, 9 September 2012
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Actress Emma Watson's favorite film of 2011. [Indiewire, Nov.21, 2011] See more »

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Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 - II. Allegretto
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Intimate and close but superb.
22 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

It's a film based around a journalist writing an article about student prostitution and her life as a housewife and it touches on the lives of two prostitutes. It's a strangely intimate story complemented by beautiful music and very erotic scenes. Miss Binoche is superb with all her usual beautiful nuances and command of the screen.

It's a film about the universe of a woman's soul and it's rather compelling. I thought it was great and it lingers with you, its inconclusive and that makes you draw your own conclusions, so the film will be different for everyone. I drew we are all alone and no-one really knows us.


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