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A Love Story Of Two Women Who meet up in their late forties and attempt to retrieve the romance they had in their youth.

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Virginie Despentes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Béart ... Frances
Béatrice Dalle ... Gloria
Soko ... Gloria ado
Clara Ponsot ... Frances ado
Pascal Greggory Pascal Greggory ... Claude
Stomy Bugsy ... Le chauffeur Frances (as Gilles Duarte)
Sasha Andres Sasha Andres ... Véro
Mélanie Martinez Mélanie Martinez ... La serveuse (as Mélanie Martinez Llense)
Jean-Marc Royon Jean-Marc Royon ... Michel
Olivia Csiky Trnka ... Hélène
Mata Gabin Mata Gabin ... La femme de ménage
Nina Roberts Nina Roberts ... La coach gym (as Sophie Malnatti)
Camille Chamoux Camille Chamoux ... Tonina
Julien Lucas Julien Lucas ... Le producteur TV
Lydia Lunch ... La chanteuse
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A Love Story Of Two Women Who meet up in their late forties and attempt to retrieve the romance they had in their youth.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 March 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Frances & Gloria See more »

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Budget:

€4,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Red Light
Written by Siouxsie Sioux & Steven Severin
Performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Lesbian & Punk
21 March 2012 | by FanchoaSee all my reviews

I've just seen this movie by Virginie Despentes (famous french writer). It's more mainstream than her previous one (Baise moi !)but nevertheless very provocative. Provocative because it's a lesbian comedy, Virginie Despentes being herself a lesbian she was intented on making it that way. I think it's very important to have such artists who can express themselves in a more and more consensual world and indeed her approach is commendable and necessary. As for the film itself i have some restrictions. First of all i don't really believe in the love story of the two main characters ( B. Dalle & E. Béart) , on the contrary their story is much more convincing when they are young. This is due to the life and energy given by Soko and Clara Ponsot. Two promising , attractive young actresses . The other thing that has bothered me is how punks are shown. For me it's a little flaw, too much cliché. I don't think you have to be always drunk to be a punk. It's strange because Despentes was punk and has known very well this movement in France. To her credit i must say that the soundtrack is excellent with songs from Berurier Noir, La Souris Déglinguée, OTH, Metal Urbain... All in all this is not a very good film, a little flawed but that's not very important here. What counts it's is freedom of speech and that's priceless.


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