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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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  (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
Alexandre Talmon .... assistant production 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
Karoline Maes .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Fraisse .... costume supervisor
Eugenia Giesbrecht .... additional wardrobe
Editorial Department
Paul Maas .... assistant editor
David Magalhaes .... telecine dailies colorist
Location Management
Patrick Blocman .... location manager
Catherine Goffin .... location scout
Transportation Department
Gaby Meyers .... facility/truck driver
Paolo Signorini .... transportation
Other crew
Nicolas Babilon .... assistant: unit 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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95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ | Hong Kong:III (film festival rating) | USA:Unrated


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A Very Nice, Nuanced Little Film, 18 January 2014
Author: Helio Copter from United States

I feel compelled to offer a positive review of Special Treatment both because I feel that it deserves as much, and because I am surprised at the low ratings here and the lukewarm-at-best tone of the majority of the preexisting reviews.

This film is small in scale and very thoughtful. It avoids fixating on the salacious/voyeuristic implications of the premise, instead focusing mostly on the deeper, more internal emotions, struggles and motivations of the characters. That is a very good thing. Without spoiling any plot details, I found the ending to be very inspiring. Not just another paint-by-the-numbers film.

The cast is pretty good. As others have mentioned, the cinematography is very nice. (Content-wise, there is some brief nudity and some strong language, but neither is pervasive.)

Although it is kind of beside the point of me reviewing this film, I have to say that it's wickedly distorted for a current film like Frozen to be getting rave reviews from so many people and averaging an 8.1, whilst Special Treatment languishes at 5.5. This one, the latter of those two, is better than that. Much better.

If you are in the market for an intimate, thought-provoking and ultimately life-affirming film, give this one a try. It may not be the best thing ever, but it's pretty good, and worthwhile in my estimation.

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