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Tempo (2003)

Jenny, a young American woman, moves to Paris and gets involved with Jack, who is seemingly the man of her dreams. However, he has a lot to hide and Jenny quickly gets entangled his dangerous lifestyle.

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Eric Styles
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Griffith ... Sarah James
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Jenny Travile
Hugh Dancy ... Jack Ganzer
Malcolm McDowell ... Walter Shrenger
Art Malik ... George Maldonado
David La Haye ... Bayliss
Delphine Rich Delphine Rich ... Lisette Arcan
Catherine Buquen Catherine Buquen ... Kumiko Shrenger
Rita Davies ... Juliana
Michel Albertini Michel Albertini ... Gerard, Sarah's Ex-Husband
André Oumansky André Oumansky ... Philippe Arcan
Virgile Bramly ... Paul
Joseph Beddelem Joseph Beddelem ... Bodyguard
Marie-Josée Espinosa Marie-Josée Espinosa ... Agnés, Gerard's New Wife
Christian Kmiotek Christian Kmiotek ... Detective
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Storyline

In France, Sarah is a courier of illegal pieces of arts and antiques, living in a borrowed apartment with Jack, a man younger and younger than she. While Sarah is traveling to Munich to bring a rare coin to the criminal Walter Shrenger, Jack meets Jenny Travile, a silly and irresponsible American girl, who works a fancy jewelery, and they have an affair. Jenny falls in love for him, and exposes the code and the secrets of the store to Jack. Meanwhile, Sarah is stolen in the train in her travel back to Paris, and has to raise US$ 80,000.00 in two days to pay for the lost. She convinces Jack to rob the jewelery with her to raise the money. However, things do not happen how planned. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for language, violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | France | Luxembourg | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2003 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Tempo - Uma Questão de Sobrevivência See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Role reversal
7 May 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

This film, directed by Eric Styles, has the distinction that it has reversed the emphasis from a woman, to a man, for being the object of sexual desire. Otherwise, it doesn't make much sense. The best redeeming factor is some of the great views of Paris.

Sarah, as played by Melanie Griffith, is annoying. That little girl voice in a grown up woman is a turn off. This is a mature woman that has taken up with a much younger, and attractive young man who is seen naked, and or, in different stages of it, in the film. Sarah makes a grave mistake in taking the train back to Paris and holding the precious coin in her hand while she falls asleep! Hellooo! She could have hidden in some other part of her body!

Jack, the young man about town, is attracted to the newly arrived American ingenue, Jenny. They immediately fall in love and are seen having sex without any protection. Sorry, but has anyone heard of AIDS? Jenny is made to look terribly provincial with that horrible permanent and her even uglier pigtails.

The film doesn't go anywhere, as we figured what was going to be the outcome early on. The direction doesn't help matters at all. Other than a vacation in Paris, what is Malcom McDowell doing in this movie? He only appears in one scene and is seen in another! This film could have been cast with lesser known actors and probably would have been better than what one sees on the screen.

Better luck to Mr. Styles next time out.


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