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Trouble Every Day (2001)

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Two American newlyweds in Paris experience a love so strong, it almost devours them.

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Claire Denis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Gallo ... Shane Brown
Tricia Vessey ... June Brown
Béatrice Dalle ... Coré
Alex Descas ... Léo
Florence Loiret Caille ... Christelle (as Florence Loiret-Caille)
Nicolas Duvauchelle ... Erwan
Raphaël Neal Raphaël Neal ... Ludo
José Garcia ... Choart
Hélène Lapiower Hélène Lapiower ... Malécot
Marilu Marini Marilu Marini ... Friessen
Aurore Clément ... Jeanne
Bakary Sangaré Bakary Sangaré ... Le Gardien de nuit
Lionel Goldstein Lionel Goldstein ... Le Réceptioniste
Céline Samie Céline Samie ... La Femme de la brasserie
Arnaud Churin Arnaud Churin ... Le Routier
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Storyline

Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together, a life complicated by Shane's mysterious and frequent visits to a medical clinic where cutting edge studies of the human libido are undertaken. When Shane seeks out a self-exiled expert in the field, he happens upon the doctor's wife, another victim of the same malady. She has become so dangerous and emotionally paralyzed by the condition that her husband imprisons her by day in their home. It is Shane's chance encounter with this woman that triggers an event so cataclysmic and shocking it might just lead him to rediscover the tranquility he seeks to restore for himself and his new bride.

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Taglines:

The ability to love. The inability to love... The hunger to love. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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France | Germany | Japan

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

11 July 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sangre caníbal See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,558, 2 December 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,189, 7 February 2014
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The young girl on the metro who stares at Shane as he stands very close to another women is Alice Houri who starred in Nenette et Boni also directed by Claire Denis. See more »

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At time-stamp 56:49, a face (presumably the crew since no one is in the house) can be seen reflected in the glass door/window on the right of the screen. See more »

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Slow, beautiful, brutal, frustrating but ultimately fascinating.
9 June 2003 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

I can see why 'Trouble Every Day' divides viewers. Some find it slow, pretentious and boring, and I totally understand why. It certainly has moments that fit those adjectives, but then there are scenes of great power that really impress. It's difficult and sometimes frustrating viewing, sure, but very beautiful and brutal, and ultimately an extremely fascinating film. 'Trouble Every Day's arthouse approach to horror themes reminded me a little bit of both Abel Ferrara's 'The Addiction' and Jean Rollin's 'Night Of The Hunted', but that's just to give you an idea of the strange territory the movie enters. I can also understand where the David Cronenberg comparisons are coming from, but Claire Denis is a lot less clinical and detached. It's a very emotional movie, and a lot of that has to do with Vincent Gallo's subtle performance. Gallo ('Buffalo '66', 'The Funeral') is a controversial figure as a person, but as an actor there's no disputing his talent. His wife, played by 'Ghost Dog's Tricia Vessey, is also excellent, and Beatrice Dalle ('Betty Blue')'s performance is way out there, but it's Gallo's movie as far as I'm concerned. This movie is not to everyone's taste (no pun intended!), but if you are looking for something different and are willing to put some effort in, I highly recommend this film. There's nothing quite like it.


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