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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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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:

FRF48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,570, 2 February 2003

Gross USA:

$206,789

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,477,370
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Visa d'exploitation en France #90446. See more »

Soundtracks

Walk so lonely
(1991)
Composed by Ludovic Navarre
Performed by Ludovic Navarre (as St Germain)
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Energy to spare
9 September 2003 | by jonr-3See all my reviews

What impressed me more than anything about "Chaos" was the energetic acting. The two female leads seem absolutely driven in their portrayals, and it's a good thing, because their characters need all the energy they can get to cope with the whirlwind of savagery and plot twists in this terrifically entertaining (though sometimes hard to watch) film.

The only thing I disliked in "Chaos" was the cardboard portrayal of the husband. Though I consider myself a Francophile and have long enjoyed French films, I find French farce heavy-handed and really hard to take--and this role was handled farcically. But that's perhaps a cultural quibble, and overall I was greatly impressed by the film.

Highly recommended, but not for the squeamish.


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