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Special Treatment (2010)

Sans queue ni tête (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 26 August 2011 (USA)
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Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, ... See full summary »

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Jeanne Labrune

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Alice / psychologist
Bouli Lanners ... Xavier / prostitute
Sabila Moussadek Sabila Moussadek ... Juliette
Richard Debuisne Richard Debuisne ... Pierre Cassagne
Valérie Dréville Valérie Dréville ... Hélène Demestre
Mathieu Carrière ... Robert Masse
Didier Bezace Didier Bezace ... L'homme heureux et triste
Frédéric Longbois Frédéric Longbois ... Le travesti
Christophe Odent ... Le collectionneur de pipes
Jean-François Wolff Jean-François Wolff ... Le client pédophile
Gilles Cohen Gilles Cohen ... L'homme violent
Frédéric Pierrot ... François Briand
Karim Leklou ... Bruno
Christophe Lambert Christophe Lambert ... Olive
Vincent Lecuyer ... Le chapelier de l'évêque
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Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, psychological or otherwise, of those they serve, like Alice, a disaffected call girl and Xavier, a shrink with a crumbling domestic situation. With sex more talked about than shown, the film is filled with pointed dialogue and double entendres. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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Comedy | Drama

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Eyes Wide Shut, All Over Again

This movie bears a strong resemblance to Stanley Kubrick's film "Eyes Wide Shut," which also failed at what I think the film maker was trying to say. In this one, the similarity went even so far as having an orgy scene. Doing that took a lot of courage. Does it surprise anyone that there is a parallel between psychoanalysis and prostitution? Both in the roles of client and helper; in the exchange of service for money; in a neurotic desire that needs adjustment through a session. The picture also seems to be saying that in these changing times, both "professions" are in decline. The one because of the new sexual freedom. The other because of an attitude of 'there's nothing wrong with me; this is who I am.' I like Ms Huppert, but don't think that this role was right for her. Yet it is because of her performance that the picture was watchable. Otherwise it didn't tell me anything that isn't obvious, and it did all this with a happy Hollywood ending.


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Official Sites:

Rezo Films [France]

Country:

France | Luxembourg | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kuracja specjalna See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$678, 28 August 2011

Gross USA:

$8,856

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$294,483
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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