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The Girl from Monaco (2008)

La fille de Monaco (original title)
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Bertrand Beauvois, a well-known attorney, is in Monte Carlo to defend a businessman's mother who murdered a gigolo with ties to gangsters. The businessman provides a bodyguard, Christophe, ... See full summary »

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Anne Fontaine
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrice Luchini ... Bertrand Beauvois
Roschdy Zem ... Christophe Abadi
Stéphane Audran ... Édith Lassalle
Gilles Cohen Gilles Cohen ... Louis Lassalle
Alexandre Steiger Alexandre Steiger ... Alain
Philippe Duclos ... Inspecteur Taurand
Jeanne Balibar ... Hélène
Hélène de Saint-Père Hélène de Saint-Père ... Carolina
Louise Bourgoin ... Audrey Varella
Christophe Vandevelde Christophe Vandevelde ... Tony
Pierre Bourgeon Pierre Bourgeon ... Boulie
Claire Joseph Claire Joseph ... La fille du groupe
Denis Dallan Denis Dallan ... Denis
Marine Renoir ... Danseuse à la piscine
Francisca Viudes Francisca Viudes ... La cliente de l'hotel
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Storyline

Bertrand Beauvois, a well-known attorney, is in Monte Carlo to defend a businessman's mother who murdered a gigolo with ties to gangsters. The businessman provides a bodyguard, Christophe, who is thorough and unsmiling. The middle-aged Beauvois is drawn to Audrey, in her 20s, free spirited, a local TV weather girl who once dated Christophe. Although Christophe warns Beauvois to stay away from Audrey, he's hooked and spends every moment with her he's not in court. What's her angle: is she a plant who'll ruin the case; is Beauvois her toy; is she digging for gold; or, is she genuine? Beauvois loves the wild sex but not her promiscuity. Has Christophe failed to protect him? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French | Italian | Russian

Release Date:

20 August 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl from Monaco See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,755, 5 July 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$601,923, 30 October 2009
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Stéphane Audran's final screen appearance. See more »

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"The Girl from Monaco" is beautiful but not interesting
31 October 2010 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

Bertrand (Fabrice Luchini) is a lawyer on a high-profile case in Monaco, and then he meets Audrey - "The Girl from Monaco". It could be interesting except there is nothing in these characters to connect us to them.

The three main characters, Audrey, Bertrand and his bodyguard had really strange relationships with each other. Way too intimate of conversations for virtual strangers. So I felt further away from them and never could care for them.

I also never could figure out what genre this film is supposed to be. The plot outline reads like a thriller, but it says its supposed to be a comedy and it plays out more like a romantic drama. I can see the comedy elements, and it is light in its nature, but it's not laugh-out-loud funny. It's too strange to be romantic, and nothing interesting develops to make this a thriller. Perhaps it really is a comedy as it claims, just a not very funny one.

It has high production value, it's shot well, and "The Girl from Monaco" is definitely beautiful, but there's nothing in the story to recommend it.


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