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The Beautiful Person (2008)

La belle personne (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 6 March 2009 (USA)
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Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias, who introduces her to his friends. All the... See full summary »

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Christophe Honoré

Writers:

Christophe Honoré (scenario), Gilles Taurand (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Louis Garrel ... Nemours
Léa Seydoux ... Junie
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet ... Otto
Esteban Carvajal-Alegria Esteban Carvajal-Alegria ... Matthias
Simon Truxillo Simon Truxillo ... Henri
Agathe Bonitzer ... Marie
Anaïs Demoustier ... Catherine
Valérie Lang Valérie Lang ... Florence Perrin
Jacob Lyon Jacob Lyon ... Jacob
Jean-Michel Portal Jean-Michel Portal ... Estouteville
Martin Siméon Martin Siméon ... Martin
Chantal Neuwirth ... Nicole - la patronne du café Sully
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louka Anargyros Louka Anargyros
Thomas Anargyros Thomas Anargyros
Gabriel Attal Gabriel Attal
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Storyline

Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias, who introduces her to his friends. All the boys want to date Junie, and she chooses the quietest among them, Otto Cleves. But soon after, she encounters the great love of her life, Nemours, her Italian teacher. The passion that burns between them is, however, doomed. Junie refuses to give in to her feelings and persists in denying herself happiness, which in her eyes is merely illusory. Written by American Film Market

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Comedy | Drama

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Christophe Honoré decided to make this adaptation of La Princesse de Clèves after French president Nicholas Sarkozy criticized the novel. See more »

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Nemours: I'm in a total love-sick mess.
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Featured in Clash: Olivia: Hymen (2012) See more »

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Yaaba
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Written by Idrissa Ouedraogo
Copyright P.O.M. Films
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Everyone is running away from something.
9 May 2019 | by imonyessSee all my reviews

She runs away from abandonment, he runs away from his misery, other runs away from disappointment, from fear. No need to be told in words. Sometimes it could reach the cruelty and frivolity, but that might be the charm of the movie too.

If you get lost in translation, while watching this movie, it's because you didn't learn to the meaning of the words first. Not the kind of movie to start a journey with french cinema, but definitely a good one if you have already dived in the genre.


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Official Sites:

Le Pacte [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French | Italian | English | Russian

Release Date:

6 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$748,217
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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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