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The Names of Love (2010)

Le nom des gens (original title)
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A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.

Director:

Michel Leclerc
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Gamblin ... Arthur Martin
Sara Forestier ... Bahia Benmahmoud
Zinedine Soualem ... Mohamed Benmahmoud
Carole Franck Carole Franck ... Cécile Delivet Benmahmoud
Jacques Boudet Jacques Boudet ... Lucien Martin
Michèle Moretti Michèle Moretti ... Annette Martin
Zakariya Gouram Zakariya Gouram ... Hassan Hassini
Julia Vaidis-Bogard Julia Vaidis-Bogard ... Annette à 30 ans
Adrien Stoclet Adrien Stoclet ... Arthur Martin adolescent
Camille Gigot Camille Gigot ... Arthur Martin enfant
Laura Genovino Laura Genovino ... Bahia Benmahmoud enfant
Rose Marit Rose Marit ... Annette enfant
Youari Kime Youari Kime ... Mohamed Benmahmoud enfant
Yann Goven Yann Goven ... Le pianiste
Nabil Massad Nabil Massad ... Nassim
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Storyline

Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn't hesitate to sleep with those who don't agree with her to convert them to her cause - which is a lot of people, as all right-leaning people are concerned. Generally, it works pretty well. Until the day she meets Arthur Martin, a discreet forty-something who doesn't like taking risks. She imagines that with a name like that, he's got to be slightly fascist. But names are deceitful and appearances deceiving... Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content including graphic nudity, and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Greek | Arabic

Release Date:

24 November 2010 (France) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,372, 26 June 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$512,668, 20 November 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While writing the script, Michel Leclerc and Baya Kasmi didn't have a full story, but rather sixty pages of situations stemming from the idea of a girl who sleeps with her political opponents. See more »

Goofs

When the parents marry in 1959, we can see a 2CV with a 5 lines hood. That type of hood was introduced in December 1960. From 1948 to 1960, the 2CV hood was wavy. See more »

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References The Class (2008) See more »

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Visual & Mental Treat
11 May 2018 | by devonblueSee all my reviews

I just love the way the directors have knitted such a twisted tale of racial intolerance and prejudices and yet without offending anyone baffles me. A perfect blend of humour and pathos, wonderfully acted this film had me hooked from start to finish, it made me laugh out loud and yet made me think of the way I perceive different races and religions. Sadly only the French could make a film of this quality. it could be possible in my opinion to compare this to Welcome To Dongmakol another excellent film which looks at the stupid belligerent attitude of countries and it's peoples, the pointlessness of hatred and inbred prejudices. Wonderful film which I thoughtfully enjoyed.10/10


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