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(2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 14 September 2011 (France)
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In a social context deteriorated by a countrywide economic crisis, the life of several people will be turned upside down after they meet Cecile, a character who symbolizes desire.

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Laurent Bouhnik

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Laurent Bouhnik (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Déborah Révy Déborah Révy ... Cécile
Hélène Zimmer Hélène Zimmer ... Alice
Gowan Didi Gowan Didi ... Matt
Johnny Amaro Johnny Amaro ... Chance
Johan Libéreau ... Manu (as Johan Libereau)
Jean-François Gallotte Jean-François Gallotte ... Père d'Alice
Brice Fournier Brice Fournier ... Maurice
Christelle Benoit Christelle Benoit ... Virginie
Patrick Hauthier Patrick Hauthier ... Yves
Léticia Belliccini Léticia Belliccini ... Sonia
Fabien Ara Fabien Ara ... Alex
Margot Heurtematte Margot Heurtematte ... Héloïse
Noémie Leroux-Cazaubon Noémie Leroux-Cazaubon ... Julie
Aurélia Arto Aurélia Arto ... Alizée
Yassine Azzouz ... Djamel
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In a social context deteriorated by a countrywide economic crisis, the life of several people will be turned upside down after they meet Cecile, a character who symbolizes desire. Amorous 20-year-old girl sets the French countryside ablaze by taking a series of lovers while attempting to recover from the recent death of her father. Written by lament

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 September 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Desire See more »

Filming Locations:

Cherbourg, Manche, France

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EUR1,500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Cécile: To Cyril Collard, and to all those who still believe that love means something.
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2012 North American DVD release, although unrated, is a censored version replacing most "hardcore" footage with alternate scenes. See more »

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Not bad, even if I expected better
30 December 2012 | by thucy1See all my reviews

This movie is very daring because showing many unsimulated sex scenes, what is not frequent in mainstream movies. Some young actors are good and promising. The first one is Deborah Révy who plays the leading role. Even if her character is not very credible (a girl obsessed by sex and greedy to make love with many people, just because her father died recently), she plays it well, with a provocative and natural attitude. She's pretty convincing even if the storyboard is rather awkward.

Hélène Zimmer who plays, on the opposite, a shy girl frightened to make love with her boyfriend for the first time, is touching and very convincing too.

In that kind of movie showing explicitly physical love, I preferred "9 songs" by far, because in "Q", one has often the feeling that the explicit sex scenes are shown for themselves and don't really serve the story. so, watching the movie, one have an embarrassing feeling to be a voyeur.

that's pity, it could have been far better. But I enjoyed it anyway.


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