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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 »

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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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French | Danish | English

Release Date:

22 August 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó jelenet See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$466,836 (France), 24 August 2001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Surprisingly unengaging
3 October 2004 | by pagrn1See all my reviews

To list everything that is right about this film would take forever. The cast, the performances, the direction, the cinematography are all first rate, it looks good and is well-packaged. BUT! There is something frustratingly unsatisfying, or I should say a number of somethings, which combine to bring down what would otherwise be a terrific film. On the most superficial level the lack of any sympathetic characters makes it difficult like this film, but having watched it a second time it became clear that this was intentional with the characters' flaws being the basis of the drama. This however raises a second problem as a very thin plot has to be spun out using characters that the audience care nothing about. The script itself is clunky (Both with and without subtitles!)and this makes La Repetition ultimately a poor film that might so easily have been a triumph. It is baffling that so many talented people should have looked at this script and thought that it could have worked. Perhaps one day someone will remake this film with a decent script.


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