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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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Storyline

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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So flute
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Composed by Ludovic Navarre
Performed by Ludovic Navarre (as St Germain)
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Very good, Sensitive , Humorous Movie
2 December 2005 | by jeonamaurdhSee all my reviews

The first thing that stands out in this movie is the performances by all the actors.The credit should of course go to the director but the cast is very well chosen and they all do more than justice to their roles.

It is a story of a young Muslim girl in France, who rebels against her male dominated society and tries to become someone.She has to face many hard-ships and obstacles in the process though.The movie also showcases the life of a french family and their own struggle to come to terms with themselves and their life. all this is presented in a very humorous tone.The viewers will laugh at the right time,enjoy the humour but importantly at the same time , they will not miss the underlying irony of things. One never loses touch of the struggle and the tribulations of the characters involved.

after a long time I have seen a movie, which unlike most movies dished out by the Hollywood studios these days, does'nt just concentrate either on the commercial aspect or is just made to satisfy the critics and do well at the Oscars. This movie just proves that with honest, dedicated work and the right(talented) people knowing , what they are doing, a Great movie can be made with a limited budget.

I would recommend this to everyone who want some entertainment as well as not feel they have just wasted their 2 hours.


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