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De l'amour (2001)

At twenty, all Maria wants to do is live life to the fullest. She lives with her benevolent, but aging parents. Other characters are: Linda, her best friend, the dredger Manu, Bouboule, her... See full summary »

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... Maria
Yazid Aït ... Karim
... Linda
... Manu
Jean-François Stévenin ... Bertrand, the cop
Karim Attia ... Bouboule
... Pascal, police inspector
Jean-Marc Thibault ... Maria's father
Brigitte Roüan ... Social worker
Jean-François Gallotte ... Marc, the other cop
... Maria's mother
Nicolas Hamon ... Nicolas
Jean-Paul Bonnaire ... Gégé
Jérôme Le Paulmier ... Roger
Jean Grécault ... Paul
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At twenty, all Maria wants to do is live life to the fullest. She lives with her benevolent, but aging parents. Other characters are: Linda, her best friend, the dredger Manu, Bouboule, her secret lover , and Karim, a home worker. Despite the drudgery of everyday life, they all pursue a similar quest for happiness. And then everything changes. Written by Ryk

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The TV show (off screen) Maria and her father are watching at the beginning of the movie when she's asking him the permission to go out is "Fort Boyard" (1990). See more »

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Simplistic
1 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

In "De L'Amour" (the title is borrowed from a book by Stendahl),Richet meant to denounce racism in the police .It was commendable,provided you do not think racism exists only among the cops.

So it may have been,but if so it signally fails in its purpose.Not only the movie is rather flat ,but it is also as if the director (as an user has already pointed out),towards the end of the effort,suddenly appreciated how listless it was and desperately attempted to enliven things by last-minute devices such as the very violent scenes in the woods.

Two different guys "represent" the Police:

The lieutenant(Bruno Putzulu,De la Comédie Française) is good-looking,nice,human .He has a prepossessing wife and kids (we can hear them) and he opens his door to every Tom,Dick and Harry all day and night.

In direct contrast with this,we have the cop in uniform(Jean -François Stevenin,one of Truffaut's favorite actors):he is mean,vicious,racist,sinister-looking.We do not know whether he has a family life. He hints at frequent suicide among the Police,which is true .

Virginie Le Doyen is his victim .He can't forgive her for sleeping with an Arab.


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