5.6/10
6,539
26 user 104 critic

Elles (2011)

Unrated | | Drama | 1 February 2012 (France)
Trailer
1:35 | Trailer
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)
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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'Alicja
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 Scali Delpeyrat ... Charles
Laurence Ragon Laurence Ragon ... Colette
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The world's oldest profession still has its secrets.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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
See more »

User Reviews

 
Erotic lifestyles
24 March 2012 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

According to some reports, great many female students in France financed their studies from prostitution. This film starts from this report. Juliette Binoche plays the journalist who interviews two of these girls. Many times.

She tries to analyze it all from a cold professional view, but finds that she is the one who changes and maybe also gets analyzed. The girls tell her they are abused sometimes, but Binoche is the one who takes the biggest injuries.

Interesting film about "Western morals" declining more and more in all ways, since we're not interesting in sharing profits like we used to. But the film is a little cold and and analyzing, just like a professional journalist should be.


31 of 45 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

France | Poland | Germany

Language:

French | English | Polish

Release Date:

1 February 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Elles See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,286, 29 April 2012

Gross USA:

$157,508

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,822,241
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed