A psychodrama about a photographer whose pictures tell a different story to that of her perception.


Marina de Van


Marina de Van (based on an original idea by), Marina de Van (scenario and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Marceau ... Jeanne
Monica Bellucci ... Jeanne
Andrea Di Stefano ... Teo / Gianni
Thierry Neuvic ... Teo 2
Brigitte Catillon Brigitte Catillon ... Nadia 1 / Mère italienne
Sylvie Granotier Sylvie Granotier ... Nadia 2
Augusto Zucchi Augusto Zucchi ... Fabrizio
Giovanni Franzoni Giovanni Franzoni ... Enrico
Vittoria Meneganti Vittoria Meneganti ... Enfant brune 11 ans
Francesca Melucci Francesca Melucci ... Enfant blonde 9 ans
Adrien de Van Adrien de Van ... Le psychiatre
Serena d'Amato Serena d'Amato ... Donatella
Myriam Muller Myriam Muller ... Nania 2 jeune
Thomas De Araujo Thomas De Araujo ... Jérémie 8 ans (as Thomas de Araujo)
Lucas Preux Lucas Preux ... Jérémie 2


Jeanne a writer, married, with two children - starts to see unsettling changes in her home. Her body is beginning to change. No one around her seems to notice. Her family dismisses these fears as the result of the stress of having to finish her next book, but Jeanne realizes that something far deeper, far more disturbing is taking place. A photograph at her mother's house sends her in search of a woman in Italy. Here, transformed into another woman, RosaMaria, she will discover the strange secret of her true identity. Written by Anonymous

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The scene at the beginning of the film was shot in Luxembourg. The well-known bar called Cat Club completely burned down in 2015. See more »


References The Fox & the Child (2007) See more »


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Initially intriguing but ultimately unfulfilling
30 December 2009 | by briggsgarlandSee all my reviews

Director Marina de Van has been quite inconsistent in both her writing and directing over the years. While flawed, I really enjoyed Dans Ma Peau (In my Skin) and my interest in her was certainly piqued. 8 femmes (8 Women) was fun despite being formulaic but the real draw was the ensemble cast of lovely and talented French women.

When I read about Ne Te Retourne Pas I was very, very excited. It sounded like a return to the darkness of Dans Ma Peau and featured two of my favorite actresses.

I've found most French efforts to emulate Hollywood to be immensely disappointing and this film is walking a fine line between something surreal/arty and something painfully derivative. The atmosphere is pretty creepy, the visual effects/makeup are used in a very interesting fashion and the performances from Marceau and Bellucci are good but this film doesn't really follow through with the promises it makes in the first 20 minutes.

A mediocre film overall and it's really sad to see talent like Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci go to waste.

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Release Date:

3 June 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Look Back See more »

Filming Locations:

Lecce, Apulia, Italy See more »


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EUR13,000,000 (estimated)

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Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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