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Personal Shopper (2016)

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A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

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Kyra
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Victor Hugo
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Cassandre
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Jérôme
Aurélia Petit ...
Chanel PR
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Attachée de presse maison de couture Londres
Thibault Lacroix ...
Attachée de presse maison de couture Paris
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It's been already three months since the sudden death of her 27-year-old twin brother Lewis from a congenital malformation of the heart, and Maureen, a young fashionista, assistant to a celebrity woman and a capable medium, still hasn't made any contact with him. Spending her time between high profile fashion establishments and the abandoned Lewis' house in Paris, Maureen is silently battling with the gut-wrenching grief and sorrow, while at the same time, looking for a sign from her deceased brother after an oath taken between the twins. Aloof, disoriented and still mourning, wraithlike Maureen attuned to the ethereal realm, is inevitably caught between this world and the spiritual, always looking for portholes and a sign that would prove her brother right, however, in vain. Unexpectedly, as the days pass by swiftly and the random apparitions become more frequent, Maureen will start to receive strange text messages from an unknown sender who seems to know a lot about her, but in the ... Written by Nick Riganas

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A film written and directed by Olivier Assayas See more »


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Rated R for some language, sexuality, nudity and a bloody violent image | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 March 2017 (USA)  »

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Personal Shopper  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$79,175, 12 March 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,305,195, 9 June 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$269,920, 19 March 2017
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Trivia

Stewart and the crew were filming in Paris and left to start filming in Prague just 48 hours before the 2015 Paris attacks. They were together when the news broke on TV with many of the crew frantically making phone calls to check on the safety of family and friends. See more »

Goofs

When Maureen is seeing the video on the Swedish artist, the Swedish speaker is obviously not a native speaker, but some kind of foreigner, as some pronunciation is quite strange. See more »

Quotes

Maureen Cartwright: [talking about her deceased brother] So we made this oath... Whoever died first would send the other a sign.
Ingo: A sign? From- from the afterlife?
Maureen Cartwright: You could call it that; you could call it a million things.
Ingo: But... how do you know if it's a sign?
Maureen Cartwright: I'm a medium. He was- he was a medium. I'll just know it.
Ingo: Have you... communicated with spirits before?
Maureen Cartwright: Um. Lewis thought they were... spirits. I'm- I'm less sure. But yes. Uh, somewhat.
[gets off the couch to smoke]
Maureen Cartwright: I mean there are invisible... presences......
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Kristen Stewart/Alessia Cara (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Ponç d'Ortafa - Si ay perdut mon saber
Written by Hespèrion Xx
Performed by Jordi Savall and Hespèrion Xx (as Hespèrion XXI)
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Beyond Bad
22 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'll keep this short. Just saw this film. Reviews made it seem somewhat interesting. It wasn't. What it was was just awful - long, dull, boring, and worse, very, very, pretentious! I can only assume that the rave reviews here on IMDb were written by paid shills who didn't actually see the film (lucky them). I understand that folks reading this quick review don't know me either, but trust me on this - save your time and your money. I lost both.


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