Claire, a 50-year-old divorced teacher, creates a fake Facebook profile of a 24-year-old woman. She finds a photo of a pretty young blonde and uses it. She has created an entirely fictional character, but why?
Claire, a 50-year-old divorced teacher, creates a fake Facebook profile of a 24-year-old woman. She finds a photo of a pretty young brunette online and uses it. She has created an entirely fictional character, but why? Originally she did it to spy on Ludo, her on-and-off lover. But Ludo only accepts friend requests from people he knows personally. To get to Jo, Claire sends his best-friend Alex a friend request and he accepts. The pair begins to exchange messages and their fake friendship turns into a fake love affair. Claire is in love with Alex and he is in love with her fake profile. Now he wants to meet the 24-year-old beauty he's been chatting with. She invents a busy job, professional trips and even a jealous ex. The more and more in love they are the more the situation becomes unbearable. Claire is torn between the impossibility of this love and the pain of having to admit her deception and risk losing it.
A shock for those that are qrown up on instant Holiwood
I completely understand that this movie cannot be apreciated by those that have no "education" from Godard, Truffaut, Malle, de Sica, ... and other cineasts from early years after 2ww. It is a paralel world. I am glad that I can enjoy both. This one is though much more intense, much more intriguing and much more provocative than any Spielberg or Lucas or even Tarantino.
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