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Private Property (2006)

Nue propriété (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 24 January 2007 (Belgium)
A divorced mother of two boys reaching adulthood decides to sell their house, find love and get on with her life away from her husband and sons; a decision that will lead to an escalating fraternal dispute.

Director:

Joachim Lafosse
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Isabelle Huppert ... Pascale
Jérémie Renier ... Thierry
Yannick Renier Yannick Renier ... François
Kris Cuppens Kris Cuppens ... Jan
Patrick Descamps ... Luc
Raphaëlle Lubansu Raphaëlle Lubansu ... Anne
Sabine Riche Sabine Riche ... Gerda
Dirk Tuypens Dirk Tuypens ... Dirk
Philippe Constant Philippe Constant ... Ami de Jan
Catherine Salée ... Amie de Jan
Delphine Bibet Delphine Bibet ... Karine
Mathias Wertz Mathias Wertz ... Enfant amis 1
Jonas Wertz Jonas Wertz ... Enfant amis 2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anton Biral Anton Biral ... Gerda as a child
Jean-Benoît Ugeux ... Ami de Thierry
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Storyline

Since Luc granted a divorce to Pascale ten years ago, he paid generous alimony and left a fine country house as long as their twin sons remain at home. Pascale always acted as if she was the provider and head of the household, even now the inseparable brothers are twenty. But she started a secret affair with Flemish neighbor, cook Jan, whose ambition is to start a restaurant and B&B with her. As the boys learn she wants to cancel her job and sell the house for the project, college-man Thierry, who has a steady girl Anne, naturally refuses to let her spend dad's money meant for them. Gentler François, content to remain a handyman, would consider letting her and maybe working in the 'family business'. This causes trouble, even after Pascale moves out to Gerda's indefinitely, leading to tragedy. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

Superb... Shades Of Early Polanski. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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French visa # 115083. See more »

Quotes

Pascale: Look, I told you not to come here anymore. Don't come round anymore, full stop. Just transfer the money. Meet wherever you want, but not here.
Luc: Pascale, I'm not a bank. And I can still see them, can't I? Are we going to have a fight because I came to see the kids?
Pascale: No, but do I go and do my stuff at your place?
Luc: I bought this house. Without my money, who knows where you'd be?
Pascale: If you want to see your father, you'll have to do it somewhere else.
Luc: I still have a right to see them, God damn it!
Pascale: All right, ...
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Classical drama
18 October 2009 | by eldino33See all my reviews

In my opinion, "Nue propriete" contains universal images which create a dramatic tension that is never absent from the film. There is, thank goodness, no comic relief to detract from the dire positions of the characters. Also, there are no mindless subplots which cause the characters to wander off in aimless directions. The most obvious classical theme, some would say biblical theme, is that of Cain and Abel, with Thierry as Cain. A modern reflection of OEDIPIUS REX is very obvious. Alas, poor Thierry is also somewhat like Hamlet, especially with Hamlet's insult of Gertrude in Shakespeare's bedroom scene, where the female parent is accosted by a barrage of language befitting a brothel. The Thierry-Hamlet image is manifest in the relation between Thierry and his girl friend, as with Hamlet and Ophelia. Thierry's hatred is also aimed toward Jan, his mother's new partner, much like Hamlet's dislike for his new father Claudius. Pascale, the mother in the film, reminds one of Nora in Ibsen's A DOLL HOUSE. Both women want out. The acting in "Nue propriete" is very good, the direction is a above average. This film is well worth seeing.


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Official Sites:

Haut et Court [France]

Country:

Belgium | France | Luxembourg

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 January 2007 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Propiedad privada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,086, 20 May 2007

Gross USA:

$62,897

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$545,473
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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