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Special Treatment (2010) More at IMDbPro »Sans queue ni tête (original title)

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Special Treatment -- Once they enter into an intimate relationship, a prostitute and a therapist realize they might have more in common professionally than they first thought.

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Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Great performances and beautiful cinematography can't save this good, but ultimately underwhelming black comedy See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Isabelle Huppert ... Alice Bergerac

Bouli Lanners ... Xavier Demestre
Sabila Moussadek ... Juliette
Richard Debuisne ... Pierre Cassagne
Valérie Dréville ... Hélène Demestre
Mathieu Carrière ... Robert Masse
Didier Bezace ... L'homme heureux et triste
Frédéric Longbois ... Le travesti
Christophe Odent ... Le collectionneur de pipes

Jean-François Wolff ... Le client pédophile
Gilles Cohen ... L'homme violent

Frédéric Pierrot ... François Briand
Karim Leklou ... Bruno
Christophe Lambert ... Olive
Vincent Lecuyer ... Le chapelier de l'évêque
Valérie Bodson ... Elisabeth
Serge Hutry ... Le commissaire-priseur
Patricia Miroy ... La vendeuse
Anne Fournier ... La caissière
Hélène Moor ... La concierge hôtel
Fabienne Mainguet ... La secrétaire hôpital
Nicolas Leroy ... L'employé hôpital
Nathalie Kutzner ... L'infirmière psychiatrique
Mohamed Ouachen ... Le livreur
Marcos Adamantiadis ... Le guide
Leonardo Rivillo ... Le vigile club
Paolo Signorini ... L'homme à la torche
Nicole Legros ... Béatrice
Malika Benhadj ... La femme au cochon
Hélène Herrmann ... La religieuse
Rafaële Chauvin ... La mariée
Yero Mbow ... L'amant de la mariée
Marine Drouhet ... La femme sur la croix
Alice Fenwick ... La femme en robe rouge
Slimane Kacioui ... Joueur de dés 1
Grégory Corre ... Joueur de dés 2
Rodolphe Guilloux ... Joueur de dés 3
Kastrat Hasaj ... Joueur de dés 4
Hakim Attia ... Joueur de dés 5
Hugo Lalire ... Joueur de dés 6

Directed by
Jeanne Labrune 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Debuisne 
Jeanne Labrune 

Produced by
Jani Thiltges .... producer
Serge Zeitoun .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Virginie Saint-Martin 
 
Film Editing by
Anja Lüdcke 
 
Casting by
Aurélie Guichard 
 
Set Decoration by
Regine Constant 
 
Makeup Department
Patrick Girault .... key hair stylist
Antje Huchel .... makeup artist
Thi-Loan Nguyen .... makeup artist
Katja Reinert-Alexis .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Aurore Benoit .... unit manager (as Aurore Benoît)
Jérôme Briand .... assistant production manager
Sylvie Demaizière .... unit manager
Brigitte Kerger-Santos .... production manager
Audrey Legendre .... assistant unit manager
Sabrina Seillier .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthieu Blanchard .... first assistant director
Olivier Coutard .... pre-production assistant director
Camille Guyot .... third assistant director
Gary Lebel .... third assistant director
Gaëtan Leboutte .... third assistant director
Christine Marrou .... second assistant director
Valérie Wery .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Lydia Cettiga .... painter
Thomas Ferrandis .... carpenter
Amandine Grafé .... graphic designer
Claude Petit .... painter
Tiziana Raffaelli .... painter
Alberto Sebastiani .... head painter
 
Sound Department
Fred Demolder .... sound editor
Valène Leroy .... dialogue editor
Luc Thomas .... sound re-recording mixer
Carlo Thoss .... production sound mixer
Philippe van Leer .... foley artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gauthier Berlaimont .... electrician
Stéphane Boissier .... video assistant
Renaud Charlier .... additional grip
Stéphane Donnerup .... video assist
Olivier Godaert .... gaffer
Bertrand Monette .... additional electrician
Patrick Muller .... still photographer
Julien Pamart .... second assistant camera
Jérôme Prébois .... photographer: poster
Thierry Ramanana .... grip
Jean-François Roqueplo .... key grip
Honoré Soubrie .... grip
Edwin Van Den Hove .... additional grip
Richard Vidal .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Michaël Bier .... casting: Belgium
Doriane Flamand .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Fraisse .... costume supervisor
Eugenia Giesbrecht .... daily costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Paul Maas .... assistant editor
David Magalhaes .... telecine dailies colorist
 
Transportation Department
Gaby Meyers .... facility/truck driver
Paolo Signorini .... transportation
 
Other crew
Nicolas Babilon .... assistant: unit manager
Patrick Blocman .... location manager
Elsa Pardo .... administrator
Jessica Reavis .... production coordinator
Emilie Renault .... production assistant
Antoine Richy .... production assistant
Emmanuel Van Melkebeke .... legal counsel
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sans queue ni tête" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Hong Kong:III (film festival rating) | USA:Unrated

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Great performances and beautiful cinematography can't save this good, but ultimately underwhelming black comedy, 3 April 2011
Author: LoneWolfAndCub from Australia

Alice Bergerac (Isabelle Huppert) is a upper-class prostitute who 'specialises' in role playing for businessmen in order to pay for certain antique items she enjoys collecting. Xavier Demestre (Bouli Lanners) is an uptight, angry psychoanalyst whose marriage is falling apart. These two end up crossing paths, and changing each others lives for the better. What appears to be a very promising film about the relationship between psychoanalysis and prostitution ends up being very underwhelming and unsure of itself.

The similarities drawn between the two professions are not subtle, with the patient/client interactions and payment methods all much the same. The performances in these scenes, and generally across the board are fantastic. Huppert is particularly good, especially in the second half as we witness her question her career and future. It is the characterisation and story that are the weak points, as there are many sub-plots and characters throughout, all of which could have been taken fascinating directions, but none feel fleshed out or even completed. The film ends in a very conventional manner, and by this time it feels like we have seen a series of disjointed scenes rather than a proper film.

Unfortunately, there are many good ideas here, and technically the film is fantastic. The score creates an interesting, almost menacing atmosphere throughout, and the film is shot beautifully, but there is not enough story for this movie to be anything other than a bit above average.

3/5

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