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Thomas est amoureux (2000)

Thomas is a young agoraphobic man; he's afraid of coming to any kind of contact with other people, so he lives totally isolated in his apartment. The story takes place in the near future ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Benoît Verhaert Benoît Verhaert ... Thomas Thomas
Aylin Yay Aylin Yay ... Eva
Magali Pinglaut Magali Pinglaut ... Melodie
Micheline Hardy Micheline Hardy ... Nathalie (the Mother)
Frédéric Topart Frédéric Topart ... Psychologist
Alexandre von Sivers Alexandre von Sivers ... Insurance Agent
Serge Larivière ... Receptionist
Jacqueline Bollen Jacqueline Bollen ... Madame Zoe
Dominique Baeyens Dominique Baeyens ... Vanessa
Imbal Yalon Imbal Yalon ... Eléonore
Véronique Dumont Véronique Dumont ... Louise
Yse Gerbaux Yse Gerbaux ... La fille de Louise
Abdelmalek Kadi Abdelmalek Kadi ... Docteur Sorensen
Colette Sodoyez Colette Sodoyez ... Miss Accroche-Coeur
Valérie Lemaître Valérie Lemaître ... La secrétaire du psy
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Thomas is a young agoraphobic man; he's afraid of coming to any kind of contact with other people, so he lives totally isolated in his apartment. The story takes place in the near future where everything can be done through computers, so Thomas hasn't left his apartment for eight straight years. However, although his life seems complete, he misses human contact, so his psychoanalyst consults him to meet a woman through some on-line service. Is it possible for Thomas to fall in love with a woman? And if so, is he going to get out of his apartment for that woman? Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 January 2001 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Thomas in Love See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,853, 5 August 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$39,278, 9 September 2001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Melodie: Thomas, I want you to go outside.
Thomas Thomas: I can't.
Melodie: I want to see you here, with me.
Thomas Thomas: I can't.
Melodie: I want to touch you.
Thomas Thomas: No.
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Connections

Referenced in ER: Carter est Amoureux (2005) See more »

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A Very Original Movie
7 March 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In an undefined future having big insurance corporations, Thomas is a thirty-three years old retired man having agoraphobia for eight years. He uses cyber-sex for sexual self-satisfaction and never leaves his place or receives any visit. His apartment has a type of air-lock or ante-room, where he receives his deliveries. Thomas has psychological treatment with his psychiatrist through the video. One day, he knows the therapeutic prostitute Eva, and falls in love with her.

This low-budget movie is one of the most original and intriguing films I have ever seen. This view of the future using the video to achieve all the services is getting closer and closer. The story hooks the attention until the last (disappointing) open scene, when we finally see Thomas. In Brazil, this film is only available on cable television. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Apaixonado Thomas" ("Infactuated Thomas")

Obs: On 17 July 2008, I watched this movie on DVD.


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