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I Lost My Body (2019)

J'ai perdu mon corps (original title)
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A story of Naoufel, a young man who is in love with Gabrielle. In another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again.

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Jérémy Clapin

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Jérémy Clapin (screenplay), Guillaume Laurant (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hakim Faris Hakim Faris ... Naoufel (voice)
Victoire Du Bois Victoire Du Bois ... Gabrielle (voice)
Patrick d'Assumçao ... Gigi (voice)
Alfonso Arfi Alfonso Arfi ... Naoufel enfant (voice)
Hichem Mesbah Hichem Mesbah ... Le père (voice)
Myriam Loucif Myriam Loucif ... La mère (voice)
Bellamine Abdelmalek Bellamine Abdelmalek ... Raouf (voice)
Maud Le Guenedal Maud Le Guenedal ... La bibliothécaire (voice) (as Maud Le Guénédal)
Nicole Favart Nicole Favart ... Madame Lussac (voice)
Quentin Baillot Quentin Baillot ... Le patron de la pizzeria (voice)
Céline Ronté Céline Ronté ... La mère du bébé (voice)
Deborah Grall ... La copine de Raouf (voice) (as Déborah Grall)
Pascal Rocher Pascal Rocher ... Le pianiste aveugle (voice)
Bruno Hausler Bruno Hausler ... L'automobiliste / L'éboueur (voice)
Jocelyn Veluire Jocelyn Veluire ... Le commentateur de foot et reportage (voice)
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In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body. During a hair-raising escapade across the city, the extremity fends off pigeons and rats alike to reunite with pizza boy Naoufel. Its memories of Naoufel and his love for librarian Gabrielle may provide answers about what caused the hand's separation, and a poetic backdrop for a possible reunion between the three. Based on Guillaume Laurant's novel "Happy Hand." Written by Netflix

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An extraordinary journey in self-discovery.


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Although the film never names the hand, in the screenplay she is referred to as Rosalie. See more »

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The Father: I never said it was easy. You can't win every time. That's life.
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Performed by Youv Dee, Ars'n, Assy and Swan
Written by Dan Levy
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It's a bold and definitively original way of telling a story, but the story itself is less remarkable
17 January 2020 | by andrewroy-04316See all my reviews

I Lost My Body definitely gets points for creativity and stylistic choice, but it's also a slow-moving film with an unclear destination. The alternation between Nauvel and the hand was certainly an interesting choice, and it is fun to see the hand travel around Paris. We spend the entire film going through flashbacks to understand some very simple events. The fact that there's literally no substance to their romance, just him talking to her a couple times and falling in love and following her, precluded much investment in the plot line. The ending is clearly hearkening back to Nauvel's earlier line about cheating fate, but rings hollow - he wanted to do something and unpredictable to cheat fate just for the sake of it, with no real goal in mind? It's not a bad story, and the reveal of what happened to the hand and his parents was well set up by the story, but it drags so much getting there that the payoff feels insufficient. It is bold and artistic, but there really wasn't anything to latch onto in this film.


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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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$1,136,431
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