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La fille coupée en deux (2007)

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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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$409,658, 21 December 2008
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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
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Low Octane Chabrol, But Still Worth A Watch
25 November 2008 | by Seamus2829See all my reviews

For years,French suspense director,Claude Chabrol has often been regarded as the Gallic Alfred Hitchcock. For this outing, he has mined the harbor of Woody Allen, and come up a wee bit short. Ludivine Sagnier plays an attractive weather girl who is torn between her affections for an older man,who is a famous writer, and a spoiled rich boy,who claims to adore her. It's up to her to decide which one she is to take up with. This film will probably be a major turn off to those who are appalled by the whole April/December affair (he's old enough to be her grandfather). It still beats watching 'High School Musical 3' (which isn't saying much). No MPAA rating,but contains some vulgar language & adult situations,which are somewhat tastefully depicted with restraint.


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