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Delacroix (as Roger Mirmont)
|María Luisa García||...||
Sandrine's Mother (as Lisa Hérédia)
The Young Thief
|Patricia Candido Trinca||...||
|Boris Le Roy||...||
Man at Party
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
Sandrine's Father (uncredited)
|Jean-Claude Brisseau||...||(directed by)|
|Jean-Claude Brisseau||...||(written by)|
|Jean-François Geneix||...||executive producer / producer|
|María Luisa García|
|Sandrine Ferreira||...||negative cutter|
|Charles Fréville||...||digital color grader|
|Jean-Marc Grégois||...||color timer (as Jean-Marc Gréjois)|
|María Luisa García|
|María Luisa García|
|Elodie Barrat||...||assistant makeup artist|
|Stéphane Cavallié||...||hair stylist|
|Anne-Sophie Desquesses||...||assistant hair stylist|
|José Romero||...||key makeup artist|
|Olivier Caillard||...||unit manager|
|Charles Penvern||...||assistant unit manager|
|Julie Navarro||...||first assistant director|
|Eric Lingansch||...||assistant decorator|
|Fabien Adelin||...||assistant sound mixer|
|Fred Bielle||...||adr artist|
|Frédéric Cattoni||...||sound consultant: DTS|
|Pascal Dedeye||...||foley artist|
|Franck Duval||...||sound assistant|
|Olivier Grandjean||...||sound assistant|
|Priscilla Hamon||...||assistant sound editor|
|Cyril Jegou||...||sound editor|
|Bernard Le Roux||...||sound mixer (as Bernard Leroux)|
|Patrick Gentils||...||special effects|
|Thomas Caselli||...||assistant camera (as Thomas Casselli)|
|Patrizio Ciddio||...||grip trainee|
|Xavier Delamalmaison||...||camera operator|
|Nicolas Dollander||...||steadicam operator|
|Patrick Gentils||...||key grip|
|David Grinberg||...||camera operator|
|Didier Trévisan||...||extras casting|
|Floriane Crépin||...||script supervisor|
|Emile Anselem||...||production administrator|
|Patricia Candido Trinca||...||production assistant|
|Olivier Guigues||...||press attache|
|Charles Penvern||...||unit assistant|
- Bir Film (Turkey)
- First Run Features (2004) (United States) (theatrical) (subtitled)
- Longride (2003) (Japan) (theatrical)
- Video Audio Project (VAP) (Japan) (theatrical)
- Zima Entertainment (2004) (Mexico) (theatrical) (subtitled)
- Alamode Film (Germany)
- First Run Features (2004) (United States) (DVD)
- Future Film (2005) (Finland) (DVD)
- Officine UBU (2007) (Italy)
- Palisades Tartan (2009) (United Kingdom)
- Rézo Films
- Tartan Video (2005) (United Kingdom) (DVD)
Two young women find themselves struggling to survive in Paris, street-wise Nathalie, a stripper, and naïve Sandrine, a barmaid. Together, they discover that sex can be used to their advantage, and pleasure. Both find positions in the office of a large bank, where bored, under-stimulated, prey are easy pickings. After making their way though several layers of executives at the bank, with destructive, and lucrative, results, they approach Christophe, scion to the bank director. What they don't know is that he is a manipulative voyeur, whose last two lovers set themselves on fire when he rejected them. A connoisseur of high-class orgies, he is only interested in new talent to satisfy the appetites of all whom he controls. In him, the girls have found an opponent who knows all their wiles, and will challenge their simple under-class friendship with levels of jealousy and ecstasy that they have never experienced before. Will they survive? Written by DarkStarZumaBeachSurfinApolcalypseWow
|Taglines||The delectably twisted fable centers on two penniless but shapely young women who set out to better their social station by manipulating men. See more »|
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|Trivia||Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#01, with "Ten") See more »|
|Goofs||The end of the movie is supposed to take place after Nathalie is released from prison, several years after the main plot takes place. Yet the movies advertised on the advertisement pillar in the background (See Spot Run (2001), Town & Country (2001)) were released in France around the same weeks as the movies referenced in the main plot's time frame (Sleepwalker (2000) etc.). See more »|
|Movie Connections||Referenced in Cinema According to Brisseau (2007). See more »|
|Soundtracks||La Passion selon Saint-Jean See more »|
Next chapter: Men, a user's manual. First pick a good one. But don't fall all over him. Play the good, innocent little girl. Let him play protector.
Sandrine: We can all do that. Guys just want to get laid and move on.
Nathalie: That's why you don't fuck 'em. At least not just like that. Without letting on, study them, get them talking. Discover their weak spots and passions: money, cars, I dunno... success, work. When you find out, you flatter them. Then, once you've chosen your man, you yield to him. Never on the first date. He'll think you're easy. Don't wait too long, either. After 3 or 4 dinners, then give him the works. Give him pleasure, make him think only he can make you climax, play the happy, docile woman, but not for too long. Soon in bed, you stop faking. Not seeing you climax will get him all worked up. Then without warning, drop him and start fooling around. Overtly. One night stands. If possible, with another woman. It'll humiliate him, drive him nuts. He'll come crawling back.
Sandrine: It works every time?
Nathalie: Just about. That's the mystery of human nature... we want what resists or escapes us.
Sandrine: Who taught you that?
Nathalie: Life. My mother. But she and I were poor. I also read a lot. I had schooling like you. It didn't keep us from enduing in the same strip club. We women lack confidence and daring. Someone always has to be behind us, egging us on. We're a bit like the working class. My mother said they'd stay that way for one reason: they didn't dare move up. "Dare!" That's what she'd always say. She knew about human nature.
Sandrine: Meanwhile, no guy ever made me come.
Nathalie: I know. And that's just fine!
Sandrine: If you say so.
Nathalie: You'll soon understand. What'd you do with your guy?
Sandrine: I faked it.
Sandrine: I wanted to make him happy.
Nathalie: No, you felt guilty, thinking it was your fault. You were wrong. Lesson 3: femmes fatales are usually narcissists or lesbians. They're frigid with men. They come when they want to, which isn't often. It's their strength. With famous courtesans...
Sandrine: Want to make me a call girl?
Nathalie: No, I'm teaching you about life. Now, with famous courtesans each guy wanted to succeed where others had failed. Pride will make a man spend a fortune to be seen with them. Frigidity helps with men. Sex enslaves you. The slave must be the other. Now you can come on your own, you're free. Get it?
Sandrine: What about love?
Nathalie: Our Enemy Number One. The real risk. In war, if you stop to think, you die. If we fall in love, we're done for. Has your life been such a thrill until now? Be realistic: no one'll help you change your life. True love can wait. Now show me how you fake it.
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