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Elles (2011)

Unrated | | Drama | 1 February 2012 (France)
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On her latest assignment, a journalist for Elle immerses herself in a prostitution ring run by university students.

Director:

Malgorzata Szumowska (as Malgoska Szumowska)

Writers:

Tine Byrckel, Malgorzata Szumowska (as Malgoska Szumowska)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliette Binoche ... Anne
Anaïs Demoustier ... Charlotte
Joanna Kulig ... Alicja
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ... Patrick
Krystyna Janda ... La mère d'Anne
Andrzej Chyra ... Le client sadique
Ali Marhyar Ali Marhyar ... Saïd
Jean-Marie Binoche Jean-Marie Binoche ... Le père d'Anne
François Civil ... Florent
Pablo Beugnet Pablo Beugnet ... Stéphane
Valérie Dréville Valérie Dréville ... La mère de Charlotte
Jean-Louis Coulloc'h ... Le père de Charlotte
Arthur Moncla Arthur Moncla ... Thomas
Scali Delpeyrat ... Charles
Laurence Ragon Laurence Ragon ... Colette
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Storyline

Anne (Juliette Binoche), a well-off, Paris-based mother of two and investigative journalist for ELLE, is writing an article about student prostitution. Her meetings with two fiercely independent young women, Alicja (Joanna Kulig) and Charlotte (Anais Demoustier), are profound and unsettling, moving her to question her most intimate convictions about money, family and sex. Written by Tine Byrckel

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The world's oldest profession still has its secrets.

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Drama

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Country:

France | Poland | Germany

Language:

French | English | Polish

Release Date:

1 February 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ellas See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,286, 29 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$157,427, 9 September 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Actress Emma Watson's favorite film of 2011. [Indiewire, Nov.21, 2011] See more »

Soundtracks

Les Feuilles Mortes
Music by Joseph Kosma
Lyrics by Jacques Prévert
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Enjoyable but weak
15 October 2014 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

In the enjoyable but ultimately silly film, a wealthy Parisian journalist interview a couple of students who are earning their way through college working as prostitutes. Expecting to pity them, she finds herself envying (and fancying) them; the film makes the point that interviewer and interviewees alike inhabit a world that is full of rich men and luxurious surroundings, but the working girls have a measure of sexual excitement and control lacking in the married life. Now I can accept that not every prostitute is drug addicted, enslaved and so on: but it's hard to believe in the romantic and glamorous way their lives are depicted. Interestingly, this is a film directed by a woman, and starring three women as well: clearly the stereotype of the high-class hooker has enduring appeal to both sexes.


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