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Young & Beautiful (2013)

Jeune & jolie (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 25 April 2014 (USA)
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After losing her virginity, Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her clients for hotel-room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes.

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Yves Bole
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Isabelle is on summer holidays with her family in the south of France. She decides to lose her virginity to a German boy called Felix, but the experience leaves her cold. By autumn she is exploring her sexuality further on through working as a prostitute under the nickname Lea and meeting an older man called Georges as well as other clients. During one encounter with Georges, he dies from a heart attack. Isabelle leaves the scene and quits prostitution but the police eventually track her down and reveal her secret life to her mother. Written by Lament

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$4,600 (USA) (25 April 2014)

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$48,022 (USA) (30 May 2014)
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insightful, honest and nonjudgmental
3 August 2014 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

A person is often isolated and adrift beneath a mask of stability and security, and even beauty. Isabelle is one among them. Tied to relatives and friends that, while capable and friendly, offer little in the way of excitement, she longs to feel alive somehow. For thrills she turns to selling her body on the internet. "Easy money is a downward spiral" she is told. "Blah, blah, blah" is her response, and she seems committed enough to continue in this underworld. This insightful, honest and nonjudgmental film does not take you in directions you expect it to go in. It leaves questions open and raw. It dares, thankfully, to take you to places that mainstream films do not, and it does so in compelling ways. Seen at the 2014 Miami International Film Festival.


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