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.


Laurent Bouhnik


Laurent Bouhnik (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... Père d'Alice
Brice Fournier Brice Fournier ... Maurice
Christelle Benoit Christelle Benoit ... Virginie
Patrick Hauthier Patrick Hauthier ... Yves
Leticia Belliccini Leticia Belliccini ... Sonia (as Léticia Belliccini)
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


Set in Cheg, France and in a social context deteriorated by a countrywide economic crisis, the life of several people are turned upside down after they meet Cecile, a character who symbolizes desire. She is a 20-year-old girl whose father recently died and she sets about to bury her grief by having sexual relations with various lovers of people that she knows and does not know. Chance is her boyfriend and a petty criminal who loves her, but he cannot satisfy her constant carnal desires. His friend, Chance whose girlfriend Alice refuses to have sex with is an auto mechanic. Cecile also gives advice to her friends about how and how not to pleasure men and women. Unable to find inner peace through various sexual encounters with Chance, Matt and even Alice, she finally discovers another path to healing. Written by Wiki

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Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


Actress Déborah Révy had already had the opportunity to discuss erotic themes in front of the lens of a camera. The young actress appeared in the Xanadu (2011) series, which deals with the world of pornography; as well as the film My Little Princess (2011), which describes the abuse of a mother on her little girl. See more »


Cécile: To Cyril Collard, and to all those who still believe that love means something.
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Alternate Versions

2012 North American DVD release, although unrated, is a censored version replacing most "hardcore" footage with alternate scenes. See more »


References Intimacy (2001) See more »

User Reviews

Honest, fascinating movie
13 September 2012 | by RockMollanSee all my reviews

I love this film! It is honest and beautiful, and I actually liked how all the sexy scenes never stopped surprising you. Very sincere and I also love the storyline. There is nothing about this movie that feels fake, and yes, maybe it was not what I expected but it was... fascinating. It also contains some great acting.

More films out there should be this honest and real! And also, I like Cecile's and Chance's relationship, it is just so interesting... You can really see from the beginning how they care for each other, and yet they do not make any promises or expect anything from each other.

The shooting and conversations in the movie is what I feel makes it so honest. Absolutely wonderful.

I would totally watch it again. And again.

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Release Date:

14 September 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Desire See more »

Filming Locations:

Cherbourg, Manche, France


Box Office


EUR1,500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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