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The Beautiful Person (2008)

La Belle Personne (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy , Drama | 6 March 2009 (USA)
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Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias, who introduces her to his friends. All the... See full summary »

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Christophe Honoré

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Christophe Honoré (scenario), Gilles Taurand (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Louis Garrel ... Nemours
Léa Seydoux ... Junie
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet ... Otto
Esteban Carvajal-Alegria Esteban Carvajal-Alegria ... Matthias
Simon Truxillo Simon Truxillo ... Henri
Agathe Bonitzer Agathe Bonitzer ... Marie
Anaïs Demoustier ... Catherine
Valérie Lang Valérie Lang ... Florence Perrin
Jacob Lyon Jacob Lyon ... Jacob
Jean-Michel Portal Jean-Michel Portal ... Estouteville
Martin Siméon Martin Siméon ... Martin
Chantal Neuwirth Chantal Neuwirth ... Nicole - la patronne du café Sully
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louka Anargyros Louka Anargyros
Thomas Anargyros Thomas Anargyros
Gabriel Attal Gabriel Attal
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Storyline

Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias, who introduces her to his friends. All the boys want to date Junie, and she chooses the quietest among them, Otto Cleves. But soon after, she encounters the great love of her life, Nemours, her Italian teacher. The passion that burns between them is, however, doomed. Junie refuses to give in to her feelings and persists in denying herself happiness, which in her eyes is merely illusory. Written by American Film Market

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Le Pacte [France]

Country:

France

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French | Italian | English | Russian

Release Date:

6 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christophe Honoré decided to make this adaptation of La Princesse de Clèves after French president Nicholas Sarkozy criticized the novel. See more »

Quotes

Nemours: See you tomorrow?
Junie: No.
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Il Dolce Suono
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French film for French culture lovers
18 May 2018 | by gphgrm01See all my reviews

This film is a hidden gem for the lovers of various French traditions: epistolary literature of 17th and 18th century, the breeze of French philosophy of love, friendship and education,, view at old traditional environment of Parisian schools mixed with contemporary teaching styles, love intrigues and tragic resolutions, etc. Without knowing its French context, its difficult to grasp the charm of this movie. Love relations are mostly temporary, no matter how intense they were. Still, in all that mess, from time to time, someone is always ready to die or to kill for it. That is the substance of French literature, art, philosophy, and its always over and over joy to observe it, in cinematic works like this. Especially with two eye-candies such as Lea Seydoux and Luis Garrel, who at the same time, happen to be good actors. Two songs played in French fit very well the movie, the other songs sung in English were actually total misfit. French film for the French culture lovers. Recommended for calm rainy afternoons.


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