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La répétition (2001)

Unrated | | Drama | 22 August 2001 (France)
Nathalie and Louise are friends from childhood. While studying drama at University Louise becomes hopelessly obsessed with her friend. Jealous of the male friends she has she breaks up the ... See full summary »

Director:

Catherine Corsini

Writers:

Catherine Corsini (scenario and dialogue), Marc Syrigas (scenario and dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Béart ... Nathalie
Pascale Bussières ... Louise
Dani Levy ... Matthias (as Dani Lévy)
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Walter Amar
Sami Bouajila ... Nicolas
Marilu Marini Marilu Marini ... Mathilde
Clément Hervieu-Léger Clément Hervieu-Léger ... Sacha
Marc Ponette Marc Ponette ... Alain
Raphaël Neal Raphaël Neal ... Patrick
Sébastien Gorteau Sébastien Gorteau ... Jean-Philippe
Vincent Macaigne ... Henri
Jeanne David Jeanne David ... Colette
Daniel Isoppo Daniel Isoppo ... Maurice
Marie-Charlotte Dutot Marie-Charlotte Dutot ... Louise (11 ans)
Marie Loboda Marie Loboda ... Nathalie 11 ans
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Storyline

Nathalie and Louise are friends from childhood. While studying drama at University Louise becomes hopelessly obsessed with her friend. Jealous of the male friends she has she breaks up the friendship, followed by a suicide attempt. Later, Louise marries, but finds time to see the, by now quite accomplished actress, Nathalie. They fight through the years, La Repetition following them as their friendship comes together and breaks up frequently, while never actually reaching anything that can be called a climax. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Language:

French | Danish | English

Release Date:

22 August 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,273,476
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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C'est L'amour
Benoit Mansion / Hubert Mansion
Performed by Leopold Nord & Vous
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The turning point...... and it leads to nowhere.
15 January 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

How not to think of Herbert Ross's "the turning point" where Ann Bancroft fulfilled her ambitions when her friend Shirley McLaine became a housewife?Okay,the French movie has the lesbian side but even that has become so natural now (remember Claude Chabrol's "les biches" ,1967).But whereas Herbert Ross's story was interesting and entertaining,Catherine Corsini's work is stodgy ,pretentious,cold and so intellectual it's sometimes unbearable .It makes me think of the worst hour of the nouvelle vague.Sure Emmanuelle Beart is a beautiful actress,but elsewhere .Pick up Claude Chabrol's "l'enfer" or FRançois Ozon's "8 femmes "instead.Or De Palma's "Mission :Impossible" for those whose tastes run that way.


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