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He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (2002)

À la folie... pas du tout (original title)
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A young woman who is in love with a married doctor becomes dangerous when her attempts to persuade him to leave his wife are unsuccessful. However, when things are seen from his point of view, the real situation becomes clear.

Director:

Laetitia Colombani

Writers:

Laetitia Colombani, Caroline Thivel (collaborating writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Audrey Tautou ... Angélique
Samuel Le Bihan ... Loïc Le Garrec
Isabelle Carré ... Rachel
Sophie Guillemin ... Héloïse
Clément Sibony ... David
Élodie Navarre ... Anita
Eric Savin ... Julien
Vania Vilers ... Le commissaire
Michèle Garay Michèle Garay ... Claire Belmont
Catherine Cyler Catherine Cyler ... Jeanne
Mathilde Blache Mathilde Blache ... Léa
Charles Chevalier Charles Chevalier ... Arthur
Michael Mourot Michael Mourot ... Jean-Louis, le kiné
Yannick Alnet Yannick Alnet ... Jean Timbault
Nathalie Krebs Nathalie Krebs ... Sonia Jasmin
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Storyline

Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor. We see her attempts to make him leave his pregnant wife, but he does not appear for meetings or finally the booked journey to Florence. Then the movie is turned back to the beginning, and the view changes: We are now following the view of the doctor instead of Angeliques. And things look quite different now... Written by Benjamin Stello

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Taglines:

Every love story has two sides. See more »

Genres:

Romance | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some obsessive behavior | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 March 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bem Me Quer, Mal Me Quer See more »

Filming Locations:

Bordeaux, Gironde, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$76,000, 16 February 2003

Gross USA:

$1,011,102

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,324,097
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Angélique suffers from erotomania which is a type of delusional disorder where the affected person believes that another person is in love with him or her. This belief is usually applied to someone with higher status or a famous person, but can also be applied to a complete stranger. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 11 mins) When Loïc gives CPR Angélique she is lying motionless with her eyes open. When he leans in to plug his nose and breath into her mouth, you can see that she closes her eyes as he leans in. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Le fleuriste: One rose for the little lady.
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Connections

References 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

The Silver Ballroom
Written by Sam Fonteyn (as S. Fonteyn)
Additional music K Music/Kapagama/Kwark
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dark and light and beautiful
23 January 2005 | by jonmantleSee all my reviews

Basically I'm British and am not really supposed to like the French, I'm not sure why, I think it's something to do with Agincourt, Napoleon and the Eurovision Song Contest. Despite this I am frankly enamored with them because they're so much cooler than we could ever be.

It is because they are so comfortable in their own skin that they can get away with movies which would be embarrassing if made by the British and ghastly if made by the Americans. "À la folie... pas du tout" falls into this category. Sartre had a gift for doing philosophy in a hip, wine drinking, story telling, bohemian way. This movie has done a disturbing, psychological, tragic romance in a beautiful, sumptuous, fist-bitingly lovely way. I'm sure it's something to do with being French.

The only thing that irked me was that the script and plot were both repeatedly, albeit momentarily, clumsy. For a movie so graceful in terms of acting and direction it was sad that the screenplay couldn't quite keep pace.

On the upside the acting was great. I'm probably biased as it's only a profound laziness that stops me stalking Audrey Tautou, but she was marvelous. The story moved quickly and even the marginally avant garde perspective shift was beautifully achieved. The conclusion is wonderfully dark and leaves you feeling that the plot has been going somewhere and that you've arrived there quite unexpectedly.

Had the script been a little more polished I'd have given it more marks. Having said that I don't expect that anybody involved in the movie will be crying themselves to sleep because some random internet bloke has given them 8 out of 10. Having said that if Audrey Tautou should happen to stumble across this review my address is...

Watch it you'll enjoy it.


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