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Body to Body (2003)

Corps à corps (original title)
Laura Bartelli is a stripper in a French bar. She retires after a moody landscape architect named Marco Tisserand asks her to abandon her life and share his. However, after her red ... See full summary »


François Hanss
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thibault Seitz Thibault Seitz ... Jeannot preadolescent (voice)
Maurice Lamy ... Patron Moon Side
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Laura Bartelli
Vittoria Scognamiglio Vittoria Scognamiglio ... Doris
Philippe Torreton ... Marco Tisserand
Tony D'Amario ... Client Moon Side
Luc Robert Luc Robert ... Professeur L.S.F.
Clément Brilland Clément Brilland ... Petit Jeannot
Rocky Rocky ... Kiki le chien
Yolande Moreau ... Institutrice
Claire Viger Claire Viger ... Secretaire Azzeri
Marc Duret ... Docteur Azzeri
Lucien Jérôme Lucien Jérôme ... Employé E.D.F. / Voix Téléphone Nice
Laetitia Paquot Laetitia Paquot ... Secretaire Timone
Christian Pereira Christian Pereira ... Professeur Marcellin


Laura Bartelli is a stripper in a French bar. She retires after a moody landscape architect named Marco Tisserand asks her to abandon her life and share his. However, after her red Volkswagen runs off the road en route to the rendezvous, she ends up scarred and comatose in a hospital. Marco stays at her bedside. After some months, she awakens in a world of silence and gradually begins her new life with Marco, which is filled with affection and tenderness. She begins to love herself as much as she loves Marco. They have a son, Jeannot. Laura's deafness is more an irritation than an impediment and six years pass in family harmony. However, when Jeannot displays an unusual dysfunction at school, she goes to see a psychologist in Lyon, and shows a photograph of her son with his father. The psychologist recognizes Marco as a former university student colleague and tells her that he is a doctor a doctor with a past and even darker intentions for her and their child. Written by Anonymous

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Les cicatrices du passé ne disparaissent jamais




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This Love
(Craig Armstrong - Jerry Burns)
© 1997 by EMI Virgin Music Ltd./BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
Avec les autorisations des Editions EMI Virgin Music Publishing France
et de BMG Music Vision
(P) 1998 Virgin Records LTD
Extrait de l'album "THE SPACE BETWEEN US"
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Intelligent but disturbing movie
17 December 2004 | by spiroo33See all my reviews

This is a quite slow paced movie, slowly building the story of an ex stripper who begins a new family life with a complete stranger. The viewer slowly feels that there's something wrong here ...

I really loved this movie even though it leaves a slight bitter taste in the end. It is clever, well paced and very well acted. Both Philippe Toretton and Emmannuelle Seigner are deeply into their characters.

The little son "pierrot" is also very touching.

A thriller which does not seem like one. A very unconventional movie, very particular atmosphere throughout the whole movie though you might feel awkward a few times with a couple of scenes.

i'll give it a 8/10 !!

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23 April 2003 (France) See more »

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