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For Sale (1998)

À vendre (original title)
A Private detective is hired to trace a woman who ran away and disappeared on her wedding day. The movie follows him and recounts the story of her life through her eyes and the eyes of those interviewed by the detective.

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Laetitia Masson

Writer:

Laetitia Masson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandrine Kiberlain ... France Robert
Sergio Castellitto ... Luigi Primo
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... Pierre Lindien
Aurore Clément ... Alice
Chiara Mastroianni ... Mireille
Mireille Perrier Mireille Perrier ... Primo's Ex-Wife
Samuel Le Bihan ... Eric Pacard
Caroline Baehr Caroline Baehr ... Marie-Pierre Chénu
Jean-Louis Loca Jean-Louis Loca
Roschdy Zem ... The banker
Frédéric Pierrot
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
Didier Flamand Didier Flamand
Marie Pailhes Marie Pailhes
Anh Duong ... The american painter
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A Private detective is hired to trace a woman who ran away and disappeared on her wedding day. The movie follows him and recounts the story of her life through her eyes and the eyes of those interviewed by the detective.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 August 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

For Sale See more »

Filming Locations:

Grenoble, Isère, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A strange woman's story
6 April 2001 | by Mort-31See all my reviews

A private eye is searching for a woman who keeps taking sleeping with men, staying with them for some time and taking money for all this. The man finds out a lot about the woman and is then able to identify with her. In flashbacks, we see every station of France's journey, a lot of different men who fell in love with her and her different reactions.

It's an interesting, really entertaining and also visually inspired film. Laetitia Masson uses very bright colours and CinemaScope, although the story is rather intimate and personal. This creates a catching atmosphere and one willingly follows the story. Why does France take money for sex? Sandrine Kiberlain plays her so convincingly that after some time you understand her character, even if you don't sympathize with her, and you don't wonder why she does what she does any more.

I don't think this film wants to tell us anything. It's a composition of pictures with it's focus on characters, though practically free of emotions: the movie's look implies emotionality and the viewer does feel a lot, but the characters don't seem to. 8 out of 10.


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