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Thomas in Love (2000)

Thomas est amoureux (original title)
In the near future, a man confined to his apartment for eight years by agoraphobia and fear of human contact is prescribed remote sex therapy.
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Benoît Verhaert Benoît Verhaert ... Thomas Thomas
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 ... Vanessa
Inbal Yalon Inbal Yalon ... Eléonore (as Imbal Yalon)
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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Storyline

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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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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References Lady in the Lake (1946) See more »

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Spoof on logical future outcome of Internet-based culture
22 June 2001 | by TabarnoucheSee all my reviews

One of the most stimulating, hilarious, thought provoking films I've seen in years. About an agoraphobe living maybe a decade into the future (in Belgium), when it is possible to have exclusively virtual relationships. Narrator/star has wry sense of humour, yet is quite compassionate and understanding as he goes about his daily business -- in all realms of life -- via interactive electronic media.

Film touches on experiences many of us have had in chat rooms, via email, on ICQ, on web pages, etc. It will probably seem very familiar to you. You're likely to find yourself nodding, "yes, yes, I've done that.... ah, yes, that's just the way it could be....."

Subtly and credibly casted, directed and acted. A film that is good enough to bear viewing two or three times. Something Ridley Scott might have made, if he'd thought of it first and if he'd sworn off violence.


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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 January 2001 (Belgium) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,853, 5 August 2001

Gross USA:

$44,256

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,523
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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