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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.

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Michel Leclerc
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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 | Arabic | Slovak

Release Date:

24 November 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Took eight weeks to shoot. See more »

Goofs

When Baya's mother is characterized by her likes and dislikes, she can be seen as a hippie in the 70s, and it is mentioned that she hates films of the 70s starring Alain Delon with the word "flic" (cop) in them. Then a poster of the film Pour la peau d'un flic is briefly shown. Yet, that film only opened in 1981. See more »

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References Pour la peau d'un flic (1981) See more »

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A charming and hilarious film.
21 April 2011 | by joblues7See all my reviews

A very good friend and I saw this film at the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival. We both thought that it was hilarious and charming. Within the first fifteen minutes of the film, the theater was resounding with loud bursts of laughter from the audience. That continued throughout the course of the film. Frequently, French "comedies" can be very intelligent, enjoyable and well worth seeing. But they are rarely, (at least since the days of Jacques Tati') "laugh out loud" funny. I am very frustrated by the fact that (at least to my knowledge) there has not been a major release of this film in the movie theaters in the Los Angeles area. I would love to be able to share this delightful film with family and friends! I have been able to locate very few reviews of the film by media film critics. While virtually all of these reviews have been very positive, some have tended to pigeon-hole the film as being a satire of some of the more esoteric components of French culture and society, and therefore not likely to be of interest to film-goers who are not especially knowledgeable or interested in a comedy focused on such a theme.

This could not be further from the truth! The reality is that the film works wonderfully on its own terms, and that to thoroughly enjoy it one need not be particularly conversant in the intricacies or peculiarities of French culture. I am praying that, at the very least, the film is released in a home video format with English language subtitles. Then, at least, purveyors of fine foreign films would get the opportunity to see and enjoy it.! And I would not be deprived of the vast pleasure of sharing it with friends who enjoy high quality films!

Update: Very good news! Subsequent to the writing of this review, both the Sunday LA Times and the Sunday New York Times published special editions of their summer movie "sneaks" ie films to be released this summer-and both indicated that "The Names of Love" would be playing in theaters commencing around the end of June/beginning of July. Don't miss it!


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