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Corps à corps (2003)

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 »

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François Hanss
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thibault Seitz Thibault Seitz ... Jeannot preadolescent (voice)
Maurice Lamy 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
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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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Thriller

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 April 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Body Snatch See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

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"
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Delabel/Emi Music France
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Les Yeux sans Visage of our time.
2 August 2005 | by dulumanSee all my reviews

it's hard to tell you more about this film without spoiling it. I enjoyed it because I wasn't expecting what I was seeing, but an ordinary sex-drama so.... It's a pscyho-sexual thriller, in which nothing is what it seems. It features Emmanuelle Seigner, no stranger to the genre (and to nudity) in which her husband, Polanski, had directed her. And a creepy performance (did I say creepy/yes CREEPY) from Toreton (Bernard Tavernier's actor). It looks like a Pascal Bruckner meets Roman Polanski (better than Bitter Moon), like a Chabrol gone astray or Clouzot thriller (I have seen someone mentioning Les Diaboliques), but closer to Georges Franju's Les Yeux sans Visage (Eyes without a face, the godfather of Dr. Phibes and more). A gem ! I am just afraid they will blow this into a Hollywood remake like they did with Nighwatch and The Vanishing.


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