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Irène (2002)

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Irène is a beautiful girl working in Paris, she soon meets a manager and hopes a love story with him. But he tells a lie, so she falls in love with a house painter.


Ivan Calbérac
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cécile de France ... Irène (as Cécile De France)
Bruno Putzulu ... François
Olivier Sitruk Olivier Sitruk ... Luca
Estelle Larrivaz Estelle Larrivaz ... Sophie
Agathe de La Boulaye ... Salomé
Patrick Chesnais ... Gazet
Michel Scotto di Carlo Michel Scotto di Carlo ... Jeune homme palier
Valérie Moreau Valérie Moreau ... Voisine Irène
Evelyne Buyle Evelyne Buyle ... Jacqueline
Gérard Chaillou Gérard Chaillou ... Henri
Didier Brice Didier Brice ... Déménageur
Vincent Byrd Le Sage Vincent Byrd Le Sage ... Vendeur informatique
Vincent Leenhardt Vincent Leenhardt ... Martin
Stéphane Cabel Stéphane Cabel ... Homme 1 bar latino
Samuel Matthieu Samuel Matthieu ... Homme 2 bar latino


Irène is a beautiful girl working in Paris, she soon meets a manager and hopes a love story with him. But he tells a lie, so she falls in love with a house painter.

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Release Date:

26 June 2002 (France) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chaussy, Val-d'Oise, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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My 1st review of a French movie (TV)
21 August 2005 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

*** I am french, so this statistic is a good benchmark, after 31 movies, to review the quality of my country… Or my personal taste… ***

Proper of a good actress (or actor) is to make interesting a bad film, and here is a classic example.

A non-existent scenario: the plot is without surprises and holds on a postage stamp so I would not risk to summarize. You'll watch a succession of more or less successful scenes, where the camera follow each detail of fear of not having enough of footage. Some characters are foolish: why the boss, why the boyfriend in Japan, if there isn't any development...

If the director wanted make a point with the nonsense of Irene's life, the contract is more than largely filled. In short, nothing to put under the tooth

EXCEPT... that Cecile De France is a very talented actress. She illuminates each scene. All the emotions are in her partition. Change Cécile, and this film would have had least notoriety.

In conclusion, the only quality of this bad movie is to introduce a new arrival in the cinematographic landscape, and all the bad movies can't say that much…

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