MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 42,429 this week

Love Like Poison (2010)
"Un poison violent" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  4 August 2010 (France)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 507 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 27 critic

Anna a young teenager comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local ... See full summary »

Writers:

(collaboration),
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 09 Oct 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 31 Dec 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 25 Jan 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 31 Mar 2014
 
a list of 26 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Love Like Poison" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Love Like Poison (2010)

Love Like Poison (2010) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Love Like Poison.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Julien and Nina sign a pact with the universe: they must enjoy life, whatever the cost. Will that decision lead them to happiness, or to their disappearance?

Director: Guillaume Levil
Stars: Stefen Eynius, Sophie Guyard, Philippe Nicaud
Aliyah (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Drug dealer Alex finds hope for a new start when his cousin offers him a job in Israel. Now he must make the final score, while balancing a new romance, a past lover, a lifelong friendship ... See full summary »

Director: Elie Wajeman
Stars: Pio Marmaï, Cédric Kahn, Adèle Haenel
Raja (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A cross-cultural drama about a wealthy middle-aged Frenchman's yearning for a nineteen year local girl. Raja is an orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Doillon
Stars: Pascal Greggory, Najat Benssallem, Ilham Abdelwahed
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A literature professor at the University of Lausanne, Marc has a reputation for having love affairs with his female students. A few days after the disappearance of one of the most brillant ... See full summary »

Directors: Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu
Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Karin Viard, Maïwenn
Vandal (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Like the stolen car he is driving in circles, Chérif's life is going nowhere in a hurry. When he is arrested for the umpteenth time, Chérif's exasperated mother strikes a last-chance deal ... See full summary »

Director: Hélier Cisterne
Stars: Zinedine Benchenine, Chloé Lecerf, Emile Berling
Water Lilies (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Summer in a new suburb outside Paris. Nothing to do but look at the ceiling. Marie, Anne and Floriane are 15. Their paths cross in the corridors at the local swimming pool, where love and desire make a sudden, dramatic appearance.

Director: Céline Sciamma
Stars: Pauline Acquart, Louise Blachère, Adèle Haenel
Pas son genre (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Clément, a young philosophy teacher from Paris is sent to Arras for a year. He meets Jennifer, a pretty hair-stylist, who becomes his lover. They're free in their hearts and bodies and ... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Belvaux
Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Loïc Corbery, Sandra Nkake
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A look at the largest brothel in Europe, the women working there, and the men who visit the place.

Director: Svante Tidholm
Stars: Sonia, Tomas, Armin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Like many of her classmates, 12 year old tomboy Juliette has a crush on Mrs. Solenska, a teacher distinguished by stylish attire and an uninhibited, provocative classroom demeanor. ... See full summary »

Director: Myriam Aziza
Stars: Alba Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi, Lio, Sophie Mounicot
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Director: Fabianny Deschamps
Stars: Eve Bitoun, Yilin Yang
Fever I (2014)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Damien and Pierre, two high school students, murder an unknown woman previously spotted on the street.

Director: Raphaël Neal
Stars: Martin Loizillon, Pierre Moure, Julie-Marie Parmentier
Iris in Bloom (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Iris is 16 and finishing her teenage years in a small provincial town when she meets Jean, a 40 year old photographer from Paris. Over the course of their meetings, their relationship ... See full summary »

Directors: Valérie Mréjen, Bertrand Schefer
Stars: Lola Créton, Stanislas Merhar, Adèle Haenel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clara Augarde ...
Anna Falguères
Lio ...
Jeanne Falguères
Michel Galabru ...
Jean Falguères
...
Père François
...
Paul Falguères
Youen Leboulanger-Gourvil ...
Pierre
Philippe Duclos ...
L'évêque
Françoise Navarro ...
La grand-mère
François Bernard ...
Le grand-père
Catherine Riaux ...
Louise
Margaux Louineau ...
Sabine
Huguette Robert ...
Caroline
Marie-Françoise Abiven ...
Grand-mère Pierre
Jean-Claude Favennec ...
Docteur
Gwénola Vigouroux ...
Catéchiste
Edit

Storyline

Anna a young teenager comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. Anna clings to her beloved grandfather. She also grows close to Pierre, a free-spirited teenager who cares little about God. Anna is preparing for her confirmation, but her budding desire for Pierre shakes her faith. She longs to give herself over, body and soul... but doesn't know if it is to God, or something else? Written by Les films du Bélier

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

4 August 2010 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Love Like Poison  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

€2,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Greensleeves
Traditional
Performed by Barbara Dane
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ordeal by teen-aging
8 April 2012 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Teening can be tough. But most of the angst of adolescence is (for the rest of us, forever having to hear about it) a big yawn. What makes "Love Like Poison" (in French with English subtitles) worth watching? Brace yourself for stress (hers, not yours). It's all a bit too much (and too much all at once) for this fourteen year old girl: her parents are splitting up, her grandad is on his deathbed, her confirmation (Catholic) is looming, and then there's physical maturing at a gallop, an ambiguous relationship with her mother, an ambiguous relationship with the local priest, an ambiguous relationship with a local boy who seems to be even younger than she is. You name it, the agony is piled on. And yet the luminous personality of Anna (Clara Augarde) shines through. This isn't a splurge of self pity. We care about what's happening to her, because she's worth caring about.

Anna is intense. In past ages her vocation would have been obvious: she would become a nun. The "burden of spirituality" weighs upon her - she literally faints when it overwhelms. But who or what will win her soul?

  • God and the ache of her idealistic young spirit (she encounters an


appealing "young church" and an unappealing "old church"); or will it be the sharp tingle of the body, symbolised by her sensual grandfather (who wants her to read an erotic poem at his funeral); or will it be the love she has for her agreeable but ineffectual father; or the love she has for her dominating mother (who is experiencing her own crisis of identity); or will it be possible for Anna to achieve a level of autonomy and win her own soul? From French cinema we expect tension, balance and clarity. The subtlety in "Love Like Poison" seems to demand that we watch it at least twice, in order to fit all the pieces together properly. But do the pieces fit? - that will depend on you.


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why no messages? kjewitt
What is the run-time? duerden60
Discuss Love Like Poison (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?