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A bourgeois couple, modern yet conventional. One night by accident, a young prostitute barges into their lives. Hounded down, beaten up, threatened, she will continue to struggle, with the ... See full summary »

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Coline Serreau

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Coline Serreau

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lindon ... Paul
Catherine Frot ... Hélène
Rachida Brakni ... Noémie / Malika
Line Renaud ... Mamie
Aurélien Wiik ... Fabrice
Ivan Franek ... Touki
Michel Lagueyrie Michel Lagueyrie ... Marsat
Wojciech Pszoniak ... Pali (as Wojtek Pszoniak)
Eric Poulain Eric Poulain ... Le jeune policier
Omar-Echériff Attalah Omar-Echériff Attalah ... Tarek
Hajar Nouma Hajar Nouma ... Zora
Chloé Lambert ... Florence
Marie Denarnaud ... Charlotte
Jean-Marc Stehlé Jean-Marc Stehlé ... Blanchet
Léa Drucker ... Nicole
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A bourgeois couple, modern yet conventional. One night by accident, a young prostitute barges into their lives. Hounded down, beaten up, threatened, she will continue to struggle, with the help of a well off lady, first for her survival-her resurrection-then for her dignity and freedom. Stormy encounters for everyone involved. Written by <aelsilva@studiocanal.com>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 October 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Caos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,776,824 (France), 5 October 2001

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,430, 30 May 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$206,789, 11 September 2003
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Move
(1993)
Composed by Ludovic Navarre
Performed by Ludovic Navarre (as St Germain)
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Girls Gone Wild
12 July 2007 | by brenttraftSee all my reviews

This movie was sent to me by accident because there are several movies with the title "Chaos." As it turns out, I absolutely loved this film! This is definitely not a movie for everybody. It is really quirky and some people are not going to understand the humor. If you read some of the other reviews, some people don't even realize this is a funny movie. It is certainly not a funny subject.

A middle class couple stand by as a prostitute is beaten up. Later, the woman tries to make amends by tending to the victim, who turns out had been sold into sex slavery. Despite that, it is actually really funny. It ends up being about a war of the sexes and female empowerment.

The movie looks like it was shot on video, but it looks great. It also has a real jazzy soundtrack. All the acting is good and the characters are engaging. You like the good ones and hate the bad ones.

If you like real off beat, quirky films, you should see this French version of "Chaos."


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