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Serial Lover (1998)

Four men meet one woman. Not a balance of power.

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James Huth
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michèle Laroque ... Claire Doste
Albert Dupontel ... Eric Cellier
Elise Tielrooy Elise Tielrooy ... Alice Doste
Michel Vuillermoz Michel Vuillermoz ... Charles Thiriot
Gilles Privat Gilles Privat ... Ruitchi dit Chichi
Zinedine Soualem ... Prince Hakim
Antoine Basler Antoine Basler ... Sacha Peters
Didier Bénureau Didier Bénureau ... Bruno Helgen
Philippe Vieux Philippe Vieux ... Giuseppe
Patrick Ligardes Patrick Ligardes ... Pino
Isabelle Nanty ... Isabelle
Pierre-François Martin-Laval ... Greenrabbit
Maurice Barthélémy ... Maurice Speedrabbit
Steve Suissa Steve Suissa
Marina Foïs ... Mina Schuster
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In Paris, on the eve of her 35th birthday, Claire Dostes decides to invite her three boy-friends Sacha Peters, Charles Thiriot and Prince Hakim and her best friend Ruitchi to a dinner party, with the objective of helping her to decide who would be her future husband. Meanwhile, the police detective Eric Cellier is chasing two small time thieves that are heisting the apartments in her neighborhood. Along the night, Claire accidentally kills her four guests. When she calls her sister Alice to help her, she brings dozen of friends for a surprise birthday party. Soon she receives also the two burglars and the policemen under the command of Cellier. And the night has not finished yet. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 April 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ha szeretsz, meghalsz! See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, Île-de-France, France

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2.35 : 1
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Claire Doste: No. You stay all sit here. It's my home here. And if Sasha wants to stay at the toilets for 30 years, so be it !
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One of the Best Dark Comedies Ever – A Gem To Be Discovered
11 July 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Paris, on the eve of her 35th birthday, Claire Dostes (Michèle Laroque) decides to invite her three boy-friends Sacha Peters (Antoine Basler), Charles Thiriot (Michel Vuillermoz) and Prince Hakim (Zinedine Soualem) and her best friend Ruitchi (Gilles Privat) to a dinner party, with the objective of helping her to decide who would be her future husband. Meanwhile, the police detective Eric Cellier (Albert Dupontel) is chasing two small time thieves that are heisting the apartments in her neighborhood. Along the night, Claire accidentally kills her four guests. When she calls her sister Alice (Elise Tielrooy) to help her, she brings dozen of friends to a surprise birthday party. Soon she receives also the two burglars and the policemen under the command of Cellier. And the night has not finished yet.

"Serial Lover" certainly is one of the best dark comedies that I have ever seen. It is a gem to be discovered by the fans of this genre. This funny comedy is spectacular, with great performances of the cast. The wonderful, gorgeous and sexy Michèle Laroque, of whom I am a fan, has a stunning performance. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): 'Serial Lover'

Note: on 20 November 2013, I saw this movie again.


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