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The Names of Love (2010)

Le nom des gens (original title)
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A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.

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Arthur Martin
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Mohamed Benmahmoud
Carole Franck ...
Cécile Delivet Benmahmoud
Jacques Boudet ...
Lucien Martin
Michèle Moretti ...
Annette Martin
Zakariya Gouram ...
Hassan Hassini
Julia Vaidis-Bogard ...
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Adrien Stoclet ...
Arthur Martin adolescent
Camille Gigot ...
Arthur Martin enfant
Laura Genovino ...
Bahia Benmahmoud enfant
Rose Marit ...
Annette enfant
Youari Kime ...
Mohamed Benmahmoud enfant
Yann Goven ...
Le pianiste
Nabil Massad ...
Nassim
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Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn't hesitate to sleep with those who don't agree with her to convert them to her cause - which is a lot of people, as all right-leaning people are concerned. Generally, it works pretty well. Until the day she meets Arthur Martin, a discreet forty-something who doesn't like taking risks. She imagines that with a name like that, he's got to be slightly fascist. But names are deceitful and appearances deceiving... Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Rated R for sexual content including graphic nudity, and some language | See all certifications »

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24 November 2010 (France)  »

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Budget:

$4,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,372 (USA) (24 June 2011)

Gross:

$513,836 (USA) (18 November 2011)
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Composer Jérôme Bensoussan took inspiration from the work of Georges Delerue. See more »

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When Baya first meets Arthur and is yelling at him to shut up about the duck, in close up her shirt is fallen off her left shoulder. The camera breaks to a wider shot and her shirt is off the right shoulder. See more »

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It's only OK
3 November 2011 | by (El Salvador) – See all my reviews

I think this part of the official IMDb page sums everything up:

Trivia While writing the script, Michel Leclerc and Baya Kasmi didn't have a full story, but rather sixty pages of situations stemming from the idea of a girl who sleeps with her political opponents.

It shows.

The movie makes you laugh sometimes but we have seen the Manic Pixie Dream Girl so many times that it isn't charming anymore. It's a step away from being annoying.

The worst part of the movie is how everything solves rather quickly and there are so many loose ends. You will have a good time but it is not at all the masterpiece some commenters here argue it is.


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