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Comédie de l'innocence (2000)

Today, Camille turns nine. He had sworn that on his 9th birthday he would show his parents the videos he was shooting on the side-the tail of a cat scampering away, a window, and a veiled ... See full summary »

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Raoul Ruiz
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Cast overview:
Isabelle Huppert ... Ariane
Jeanne Balibar ... Isabella
Charles Berling ... Serge
Edith Scob ... Laurence
Nils Hugon Nils Hugon ... Camille
Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre ... Hélène
Denis Podalydès ... Pierre
Chantal Bronner Chantal Bronner ... Martine
Bruno Marengo Bruno Marengo ... Alexandre
Nicolas de La Baume Nicolas de La Baume ... L'avocat
Jean-Louis Crinon Jean-Louis Crinon ... Chauffer de taxi
Valéry Schatz ... Chauffer de taxi
Emmanuel Clarke Emmanuel Clarke ... Yannick
Alice Souverain Alice Souverain ... l'aimie d'Helene
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Today, Camille turns nine. He had sworn that on his 9th birthday he would show his parents the videos he was shooting on the side-the tail of a cat scampering away, a window, and a veiled woman's face - an intriguing picture... Later that day, Camille's mother, Ariane, meets up with her son in the park. The boys appears perturbed. He is leaning against a tree, eyes cast down. He says that now he wants to return to his "real home" and his "real mother." Written by GMeleJr

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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 February 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ártatlanság komédiája See more »

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Dolby SR

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1.85 : 1
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Understated performances making for an original thriller
4 May 2002 | by keithsimpsonSee all my reviews

Story about two women both trying to persuade a confused young boy that she is his real ‘mommy'. The viewer is only shown as much as the boy's actual mother throughout the film, leaving us as confused to the reality of the situation as she.

Huppert gives a great understated performance as the real mother, desperately trying to hold on to her son, who's slipping out of her grasp, and the two child performances are fantastic.

The underlying anxieties of the characters boil over every now and then into some slightly chilling scenes, with the complex storyline making even the minor characters interesting to watch (in an almost ‘film noir' style).

The score seems slightly ‘over the top' at times but this just adds to the films strange sinister feel.

7.5 out of 10


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