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Riviera (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama | 18 January 2006 (France)
Beautiful and young, Stella is a popular go-go dancer living alone with her mother by the French Riviera. Their lives unravel when a middle-age man becomes obsessed with Stella.


Anne Villacèque
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miou-Miou ... Antoinette
Elie Semoun ... Romansky
Vahina Giocante ... Stella
Mathieu Simonet ... Fabrizio
Antoine Basler Antoine Basler ... Le gérant du Milk
Franc Bruneau Franc Bruneau ... Le livreur de pizzas
Geraldinha de Brilo Geraldinha de Brilo ... La femme de chambre petit-déjeuner
Stéphane Mélis Stéphane Mélis ... Le chef du personnel
Aymeline Valade ... La fille jalouse
Jérémy Lopez Jérémy Lopez ... Le garçon au portable
Stéphane Guillen Stéphane Guillen ... Le garçon au T-shirt rouge
Jean-Philippe Kley Jean-Philippe Kley ... Le garçon décoiffé
Sonia Bottero Sonia Bottero ... La danseuse blonde
Akira Asegawa Akira Asegawa ... Le traducteur japonais
Ifamu Ota Ifamu Ota ... L'homme d'affaires japonais


Beautiful and young, Stella is a popular go-go dancer living alone with her mother by the French Riviera. Their lives unravel when a middle-age man becomes obsessed with Stella.

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Not Rated


Official Sites:

Bac Films [France]





Release Date:

18 January 2006 (France) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Too slow, too many close-ups, to no use
19 January 2009 | by malte-lewanSee all my reviews

The settings are attractive in this movie. It is nice that it doesn't follow Hollywood conventions in its storytelling. In the beginning, you just enjoy that the film takes its time to portray the details. Then you realize that the details are neither pretty nor has an value for the rest of the film.

Also, this movie is ridiculously slow, in the end to no use. The slowness doesn't add any extra value. It's just boring. The other problem is that it's filmed so close to the actors and the props that you don't really get many nice, interesting pictures from it. You understand less and you don't gain anything. The movie is pretentious, yes.

The very end is surprising and exaggerated and it's difficult what it has anything to do with the rest of the movie. It's thin.

At least, the movie portrays a real setting (the French Riviera) in an OK way. Occasionally, the pictures are nice, almost by mistake zoomed out, it seems. And the movie is not predictable. I also like that it doesn't feel like it desperately need a story from start to end. It just is.

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