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A Flame in My Heart (1987)

Une flamme dans mon coeur (original title)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Myriam Mézières Myriam Mézières ... Mercédès
Benoît Régent Benoît Régent ... Pierre
Azize Kabouche Azize Kabouche ... Johnny (as Aziz Kabouche)
André Marcon André Marcon ... Etienne
Douglas Ireland Douglas Ireland ... L'ami américain
Jean-Gabriel Nordmann Jean-Gabriel Nordmann ... Le metteur en scène
Biana Biana ... L'accessoiriste
Jean-Yves Berteloot ... Le comédien
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Country:

France | Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 June 1987 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Flame in My Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Cairo, Egypt See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Mercédès: Are you going to love me?
Pierre: I don't know. Maybe. We'll see. Yes, I think so. And you?
Mercédès: Oh, yes.
Pierre: How do you know?
Mercédès: Because you kissed me between my legs.
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Fascinating, creepy story of sexual compulsion
23 March 2000 | by aaron-71See all my reviews

I saw this virtually unreleased film in the U.S. at a film festival and was both moved and compelled by this strange story of a woman's disintegration into madness and sex addiction. There's never been a character study like this. Apparently, the director and the actress wrote the film based on their own passed relationship and the painful honesty that it dramatizes makes it difficult to watch at times. Audiences often dismissed it as just another French sex film, but it examines the often deep recesses of the human personality with unflinching realism.


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