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How Much Do You Love Me? (2005)

Combien tu m'aimes? (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 October 2005 (France)
An ordinary clerk hires a gorgeous prostitute for one night. When that night is over, he doesn't want to let her go. She agrees to stay with him, but her boss wants her back.

Director:

Bertrand Blier

Writer:

Bertrand Blier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Bellucci ... Daniela
Bernard Campan ... François
Gérard Depardieu ... Charly
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... André Migot
Edouard Baer ... L'homme bouleversé
Farida Rahouadj Farida Rahouadj ... La voisine
Sara Forestier ... Muguet
Michel Vuillermoz Michel Vuillermoz ... Le toubib
François Rollin François Rollin ... Michael
Jean Barney Jean Barney ... Garde du corps 1
Baptiste Roussillon Baptiste Roussillon ... Garde du corps 2
Jean Dell Jean Dell ... Homme du cimetière
Michaël Abiteboul Michaël Abiteboul ... Collègue François
Fabienne Chaudat Fabienne Chaudat ... Collègue François
Thomas Badek Thomas Badek ... Le voisin
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Storyline

In Paris, after winning the lottery, the clerk François goes to a bar in Pigalle and offers one hundred thousand Euros per month to the prostitute Daniela to live with him until the end of his money. François is a lonely man, with heart problems and Daniela stays with him for eight days. Then, she decides to come back to her man, the mobster Charly, but she misses François and returns to his place. But once a whore, always a whore. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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French Director Bertrand Blier creates an intensely seductive story about beauty, sex and Love.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Bertrand Blier: first customer of the prostitute who wants to go to Seychelles (Muguet). See more »

Goofs

When Francois' neighbour overhears Daniela, she is in an apartment to the left of Francois' apartment as seen from outside. However when she comes to complain, she comes from the left-hand apartment as seen from the corridor. whereas it should be the right hand apartment See more »

Soundtracks

Il Trovatore - Finale Ultimo: Madre, Non Dormi? (excerpt)
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Salvatore Licitra, Barbara Frittoli, Leo Nucci, Violeta Urmana, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Conducted by Riccardo Muti
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How much does it worth?
15 July 2006 | by samuelding85See all my reviews

How Much Do You Love Me? is a romantic sex comedy featuring the irresistible Italian actress Monica Bellucci as the leading actress, with veteran actor Gerard Depardieu and Bernard Campan as the 2 leading guys in the drama, which involves weak heart, sex, lottery, blackmail and tonnes of laughter.

Francois (Campan) is a civil servant living in a bachelorhood. He strike lottery and he set his eyes on Daniela (Bellucci), a beautiful prostitute. He makes an offer of paying her 100,000 euros per month to stay with him until he used up his cash award of 4 million euros. She moves in with him and everything begins from a role play of husband and wife. As they goes on, he develop feelings for her. However, Charly (Depardieu), a mafia boss, who was the lover of Daniela, steps in. He opens up a proposal for Francois: to buy the freedom of Daniela from Charly at 4 million euros.

Director Bertrand Blier has spiced up the film with tonnes of laughter, with a touch of slapstick. While some of the scenes might seems to be exaggerating, it is actually not. At a certain level, he has brought up the loneliness of a middle age bachelor faced, from mentally to physically.

Monica Bellucci is the focus of How Much Do You Love Me. Once again, she takes up the sexually challenging role of a prostitute after Malena and Irreversible. She swings in between Campan and Depardieu, where the former is a civil servant paying for the service, and the latter her lover. Swining in between the 2 men spices up the later part of the film, where it is unmissable.

Depardieu, however, seems to be pulling the whole film down, where the role of Charly the mafia boss seems to be too dull and boring. Though he might be trying hard to play the role of mafia boss, more effort can be put in. Campan, on the other hand, has room for improvement, though it can be seen that effort has been put in.

Do not expect any raunchy sex scene in How Much. Instead, do expect the witty and humorous sex jokes and argument in a scene where Bellucci, Campan and Farida Rahouadj (who plays Francois's neighbor) gather outside the house for a dispute.

This movies worths 6/10. And it is a good movie to spice up a boring weekend night.


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Italy | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 October 2005 (France) See more »

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How Much Do You Love Me? See more »

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France

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Budget:

EUR10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,771,085
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Dolby Digital | Dolby

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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