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(2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 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

Writer:

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
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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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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Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Cécile: To Cyril Collard, and to all those who still believe that love means something.
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Falls Short In Every Category
20 March 2013 | by davidrhabifSee all my reviews

Director Laurent Bouhnik had an interesting idea, but it didn't translate well on screen. I consider almost every aspect of this film a very rough draft.

1. Character development is almost non-existent. 2. The narrative is choppy and many scenes are unnecessary. 3. The plot lacks direction. 4. The acting is okay at best. 5. None of the characters are particularly likable.

Bottom Line: I've read several reviews that praise this film for it's success in it's depiction of eroticism, however, Bouhnik's overly-heavy focus on sex and erotic behavior doesn't leave enough room for the characters or the story to develop properly. I will admit that there are several (individual) scenes that are strong--diamonds in the rough, if you will--but when the film was over, I had taken nothing from it, felt nothing during it, and was generally uninterested in the story and the characters.


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