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Je te mangerais (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 11 March 2009 (France)
Marie leaves home to study the piano at the conservatory in Lyons. Through lack of money, she is obliged to share an apartment with Emma, a friend of the family who has lived alone since ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judith Davis ...
Marie Dandin
Marc Chapiteau ...
Hervé Dandin
Fabienne Babe ...
Odile Dandin
Cécile Laloy ...
Lucie
Ondine Desfosses ...
Maud
Lucie Bourdeu ...
Chloé
Julien Pabion ...
Déménageur
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Emma
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Mademoiselle Lainé
Christian Bouillette ...
Le directeur du Conservatoire
Johan Libéreau ...
Sami Decker (as Johan Libereau)
Elodie Soulier ...
Pauline
Erwan Larcher ...
Guillaume
Damien Sabatier ...
Damien
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Etudiant fac (as Mathias Van Khache)
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Marie leaves home to study the piano at the conservatory in Lyons. Through lack of money, she is obliged to share an apartment with Emma, a friend of the family who has lived alone since the death of her father. The two young women develop a strange fascination for one another, which soon develops into an intense mutual need... Written by Anonymous

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disappointed
1 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

Since the world was first disturbed by Fatal Attraction in 1987, the viewing public has been treated to many homages to this classic tale of obsessive love gone horribly wrong, and this film follows in what has now become something of a cinematic tradition.

It is not clear exactly which experiences she had herself, but for anyone looking for a quality lesbian storyline, this would be a poor choice, even though distributors Peccadillo have the title on their lesbian list. Nor is it the perfect choice if one is looking for a story of obsessive love - if sexual orientation is not important to you in a plot, look no further than the towering performance of Isabelle Huppert in The Piano Teacher – that is how obsession and desire should be played.

Rather than offering a satisfactory lesbian storyline or indeed a gripping tale of obsession and its consequences, Highly Strung is more a story about the emotional immaturity of a number of people in their late teens or early twenties, and so it adds nothing new to this sub-genre. Disappointing. GR


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