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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Arthur Martin
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Mohamed Benhmamoud
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
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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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An actress initially cast in Bahia's part had demanded that the nude scene be removed. When Sara Forestier took over the part, she asked for the scene to be put back in, feeling it was a key scene for the character. See more »

Goofs

When Bahia's mother is characterized by her likes and dislikes, she can be seen as a hippie in the 70s, and it is mentioned that she hates films of the 70s starring Alain Delon with the word "flic" (cop) in them. Then a poster of the film Pour la peau d'un flic is briefly shown. Yet, that film only opened in 1981. See more »

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The best French movie in years and one of the best ever
19 April 2011 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I watched the film (dubbed into German) yesterday in Berlin and this is by far the most beautiful movie, I've seen in decades! An excellent cast, an outstanding script, breathtaking photography and direction and great music makes watching 'Le nom des gens' a lifetime experience!! You can cry, you can laugh, you can think about your own family's past and you can remember a lot of the things that happened in the film from your own life!! Once again did the French prove, that they are the only filmmakers out there, who have the sense for that 'certain something'! When the credits appear, you feel like you have to watch the film over and over again.


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