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Bad Company (1999)

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Delphine is a sweet innocent young girl, her new best friend pulls her into a world where she falls in love with a local pretty boy. Working her hardest to make him love her drags her into prostitution.

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Alain Layrac

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maud Forget ... Delphine Vitrac
Lou Doillon Lou Doillon ... Olivia Monti
Robinson Stévenin Robinson Stévenin ... Laurent
Maxime Mansion Maxime Mansion ... Alain
Cyril Cagnat Cyril Cagnat ... Justin
Delphine Rich Delphine Rich ... Claire
François Berléand ... René
Micheline Presle ... Mamie
Ariane Ascaride ... La mère d'Olivia
Daniel Martin Daniel Martin ... Le père d'Olivia
Bruno Esposito Bruno Esposito ... Professeur de mathématiques
Martine Gautier Martine Gautier ... L'infirmière
Brigitte Jouffre Brigitte Jouffre ... Professeur de français
Dominique Laidet Dominique Laidet ... Monsieur Sanchez
Éric Théobald Éric Théobald ... Le policier
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Delphine is a sweet innocent young girl, her new best friend pulls her into a world where she falls in love with a local pretty boy. Working her hardest to make him love her drags her into prostitution.

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On peut tout faire par amour

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 October 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Company See more »

Filming Locations:

Grenoble, Isère, France See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

M6 Films, Pan Européenne See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Escalating drama, but out of character
11 January 2003 | by stefan-144See all my reviews

For more than half an hour, this is no more than a conventional and rather boring story about first love among young teens. Maybe the film makers realized this, adding a rude drama for the second half of the movie, which has very little to do with the first half.

It could work, in the same way a good thriller can take a long time before the horrors emerge - but it doesn't, not at all, because the development of the plot is simply not plausible in the characters. There is nothing in them, which convinces me that they would get themselves into that mess. Nor is there anything about them revealed in the second half of the movie, which would bring light to the sudden change.

It's like two movies in one, or maybe even three or four. One or two of them could be good, left alone, but not a chance when they're messed up with each other.


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