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A Change of Place (1994)

Kim Jameson is a student at a prominent university while Kate Jameson also known as Dominique, Kim's twin sister, is a troubled model working for the House of Shambertin in Paris. Kate is a... See full summary »

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Donna Deitch
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Springfield ... Philip
Andrea Roth ... Kim Jameson / Kate 'Dominique' Jameson
Geordie Johnson Geordie Johnson ... Jacques
Stephanie Beacham ... Marie
Ian Richardson ... Henri Chambertin
Viktoria Kerekes Viktoria Kerekes ... Jacqueline
Kathleen Gati ... Mimi
Maria Hafra Maria Hafra ... Carmen
Zoltán Rátóti Zoltán Rátóti ... Stefan (as Zoltan Ratoti)
Adam Neinstein Adam Neinstein ... Charles
Michael Mehlmann ... Dr. Elliott
Pál Makrai Pál Makrai ... Limo Driver (as Pal Makrai)
David Tysall David Tysall ... Club Owner
Rebecca Denton Rebecca Denton ... Receptionist
Zsolt Csutak Zsolt Csutak ... Paul
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Kim Jameson is a student at a prominent university while Kate Jameson also known as Dominique, Kim's twin sister, is a troubled model working for the House of Shambertin in Paris. Kate is a drunkard, in desperate need for rehabilitation. Kim checks her sister in a rehab center, agreeing to fill up Dominique's absence. Many events take place in Paris as Kim finds herself dealing with all of Kate's problems including blackmail. She also falls in love with Philip, one of the workers there, when he finds a remarkable change in Dominique's personality. Written by Denise T. Decena <denden@earthcorp.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Although the story takes place in Paris, France, and footage is shown of iconic Parisian architecture, this movie was actually shot in Budapest, Hungary. See more »

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Better than you'd expect
18 September 2015 | by LuvSoprSee all my reviews

I got this on Netflix because I wanted to see Stephanie Beacham. While she's fine (in a part that felt about 50 years out of date even in 1994 - a French seamstress/talk-to who helps the heroine magically blossom), the overall production, and particularly Andrea Roth, won me over.

On paper, Kim is quite the Mary Sue - not only is she an excellent art student, a supportive sister, and a neophyte who becomes a supermodel via one montage, she also brings blackmailers and criminals to justice singlehandedly, and at one point even helps a woman deliver a baby! Yet Roth manages to make all of this believable, as well as managing to make you believe Kim and her twin sister Karen are different people.

I'm not really a huge Rick Springfield fan as other commenters are, but he and Roth have good chemistry and work well together. They do take some odd camera angles to avoid any actual nudity in their sex scene, but for people who want to see some flesh, the version I watched (presumably the international version) has topless extras.

While it's unfortunate that a talented director like Donna Deitch had to resort to helming material that with a few changes would have likely come out of Warner Brothers circa 1943, she really brings out the best in everyone involved.

Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La star aux deux visages See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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