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A Girl Cut in Two (2007)

La fille coupée en deux (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 8 August 2007 (France)
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A black comedy centered around a TV weather girl and the two very different men who pursue her.

Director:

Claude Chabrol

Writers:

Cécile Maistre (scenario, adaptation and dialogue), Claude Chabrol (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ludivine Sagnier ... Gabrielle Aurore Deneige
Benoît Magimel ... Paul André Claude Gaudens
François Berléand ... Charles Denis dit Charles Saint-Denis
Mathilda May ... Capucine Jamet
Caroline Silhol Caroline Silhol ... Geneviève Gaudens
Marie Bunel ... Marie Deneige
Valéria Cavalli ... Dona Saint-Denis
Etienne Chicot ... Denis Deneige
Edouard Baer ... Edouard, l'acteur interviewé
Jean-Marie Winling Jean-Marie Winling ... Gérard Briançon
Didier Bénureau Didier Bénureau ... Philippe Le Riou
Thomas Chabrol ... Maître Stéphane Lorbach
Charley Fouquet Charley Fouquet ... Eléonore Gaudens
Hubert Saint-Macary Hubert Saint-Macary ... Bernard Violet (as Hubert Saint Macary)
Jérémie Chaplain Jérémie Chaplain
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Storyline

Gabrielle is a young woman with a future: she's the weather girl on a local TV station destined to a rapid promotion. She's self-confident and self-possessed. In Lyon, on successive days, she meets two men of high status: Charles, a middle-aged writer, and Paul, the heir to a pharmaceutical fortune. Both are attracted to her and both have flaws immediately evident: Charles, who is married, can be dismissive; Paul can be possessive and threatening. To the dismay of one, Gabrielle chooses the other. How will each man handle her choice, and after she falls in love, can she sustain her personal strength? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Wild Bunch [France]

Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 August 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Girl Cut in Two See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,658, 17 August 2008

Gross USA:

$409,658

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,488,537
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was inspired by the assassination of New York architect Stanford White in 1906, and his connection with the dancer Evelyn Nesbit. The same case was handled in the cinema by Richard Fleischer in The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955) , with Ray Milland and Joan Collins interpreting the pair of lovers, and by Milos Forman in Ragtime (1981) , with Elizabeth McGovern and Norman Mailer. See more »

Quotes

Gabrielle Aurore Deneige: What do you do for a living?
Paul André Claude Gaudens: I live.
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WAITING
by Richard Myhill
K Music / KPM Music
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Placid
23 January 2009 | by gridoon2019See all my reviews

"A Girl Cut In Two" is the kind of movie that requires a lot of patience from its audience (it moves slowly and runs long), without really rewarding them for it at the end. Listed by IMDb as a drama/thriller, it is basically a drama about a young weather girl (and later TV show host) caught in two parallel relationships with a middle-aged writer and a rich heir about her age, with the "thriller" part (such as it is) coming into play only in the last 20 minutes. One of the main problems with the film is that the viewer can see right away that neither of these relationships is going to work out - the older man is married and just looking for cheap thrills, the younger man acts borderline psychotic right from the start - and you wonder how the heroine, who seems fairly smart in most ways, can be so naive as to not see that these two men are unworthy of her time. Perhaps the two most likable characters - the heroine's uncle and the young man's little sister - have very little screen time. The film is very well-acted, especially by Ludivine Sagnier and Francois Berléand, but ultimately it is a minor work for someone of Claude Chabrol's great reputation. (**)


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