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Nathalie... (2003)

A rich woman hires an elite prostitute in order to verify her husband's faithfulness. Before long the experiment gets out of control.

Director:

Anne Fontaine

Writers:

Philippe Blasband (original idea), Jacques Fieschi | 2 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fanny Ardant ... Catherine
Emmanuelle Béart ... Nathalie / Marlène
Gérard Depardieu ... Bernard
Wladimir Yordanoff ... François
Judith Magre ... La mère de Catherine
Rodolphe Pauly Rodolphe Pauly ... Le fils
Évelyne Dandry ... La patronne du bar
Christian Päffgen Christian Päffgen ... L'homme d'un soir (as Ari Päffgen)
Aurore Auteuil Aurore Auteuil ... La patiente de Catherine
Idit Cebula Idit Cebula ... Ghislaine
Sasha Rucavina Sasha Rucavina ... Marianne (as Sacha Rukavina)
Macha Polikarpova Macha Polikarpova ... Ingrid
Marie Adam Marie Adam ... La secrétaire médicale
Sophie Séfériadès Sophie Séfériadès ... Une autre patiente
Serge Onteniente Serge Onteniente ... L'agent immobilier (as Serge Onteniente-Boutleroff)
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Storyline

Nathalie is the name a Parisian prostitute assumes for a special mission or "private investigation." She is engaged in this unusual and secretive task by a professional, upper-middle-class wife who fears that her husband is unfaithful to her. Nathalie has to seduce the clueless husband and regularly report all details of her relationship with him, including his most intimate sexual preferences in bed. Nathalie is stunning, charming, and cunning. Can Nathalie and her reports to the mistrustful wife be trusted? Is the middle aged husband indeed unfaithful? Written by luiza do brasil

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Can you ever control another person's sexuality?

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Drama

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Trivia

The Movie Chloe was inspired by this film. See more »

Quotes

Un client de Marlène: [Sitting with Nathalie/Marlene, at the bar where she works] Can I ask you a question? Are you shaved?
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Connections

References Analyze That (2002) See more »

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Cool Jazz
Written by John Horler
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tantalising, unpredictable, romantic.
3 January 2005 | by fromwebSee all my reviews

I can't understand why this film got such bad reviews and why so many people seem to have a profound dislike for it. Are people really that impatient, have they been blighted by Hollywood movies to the point that they cannot appreciate something a bit more delicate? I found Nathalie tantalising, unpredictable, romantic. I identified & empathised with all the characters, and was interested throughout. Yes, it had quite a slow pace, and there was a lot of talking, but it had an interesting ending which surprised me, and it had a lot of style. It left a few things unsaid, which i like as it gives you a chance to explore the meanings of what you are seeing, almost like a self-psychoanalysis.

Ardant, Beart, & Depardieu all gave great performances. I also particularly liked the soundtrack (I normally hate movie music), and I'm not talking about Nyman's stuff, which somehow passed me by, but the gently throbbing house y, beat y, electro we would here in the club, and in the car (if my memory serves me correctly). This was the best selection of high class porno music I have ever heard, & I'm currently seeking the soundtrack as inspiration for some scenes I'm writing now.

Big-up Anne Fontaine for delivering a delicate, classy film, and big-up the writing team Philippe Blasband, Jacques Fieschi, François-Olivier Rousseau, & Fontaine for writing something intricate and involving :)

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Official Sites:

KOCH Lorber Films

Country:

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Language:

French | Hungarian

Release Date:

7 January 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Nathalie X See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,351, 16 April 2006

Gross USA:

$31,008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,254,422
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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