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Elles -- On her latest assignment, a journalist for Elle immerses herself in a prostitution ring run by university students.

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Writers:
Malgorzata Szumowska (written by)
Tine Byrckel (written by)
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Release Date:
1 February 2012 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
The world's oldest profession still has its secrets.
Plot:
On her latest assignment, a journalist for Elle immerses herself in a prostitution ring run by university students. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
Enjoyable but weak See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Juliette Binoche ... Anne

Anaïs Demoustier ... Charlotte

Joanna Kulig ... Alicja

Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ... Patrick

Krystyna Janda ... La mère d'Anne

Andrzej Chyra ... Le client sadique
Ali Marhyar ... Saïd
Jean-Marie Binoche ... Le père d'Anne

François Civil ... Florent
Pablo Beugnet ... Stéphane
Valérie Dréville ... La mère de Charlotte

Jean-Louis Coulloc'h ... Le père de Charlotte
Arthur Moncla ... Thomas
Scali Delpeyrat ... Charles
Laurence Ragon ... Colette
Alain Libolt ... Le mari de Colette
Swann Arlaud ... Le jeune client
Nicolas Layani ... Le client guitare
Laurent Jumeaucourt ... Le client grain de beauté
José Fumanal ... Le client qui pleure
Martine Vandeville ... La secrétaire université
Jenny Bellay ... La voisine retraitée
Tom Hénin ... L'ami de Florent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anaïs Fabre ... (uncredited)

Mateusz Kosciukiewicz ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Malgorzata Szumowska  (as Malgoska Szumowska)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tine Byrckel  written by
Malgorzata Szumowska  written by (as Malgoska Szumowska)

Produced by
Daniel Blum .... co-producer
Bettina Brokemper .... co-producer
Reinhold Elschot .... co-producer
Peter Garde .... co-producer
Olivier Guerbois .... line producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen .... co-producer
Agnieszka Kurzydlo .... co-producer
Johannes Rexin .... line producer
Beata Ryczkowska .... co-producer
Marianne Slot .... producer
Malgorzata Szumowska .... co-producer (as Malgoska Szumowska)
 
Original Music by
Pawel Mykietyn 
 
Cinematography by
Michal Englert 
 
Film Editing by
Jacek Drosio 
Françoise Tourmen 
 
Casting by
Aurélie Guichard 
Boris Vassallo 
 
Production Design by
Pauline Bourdon Pillot  (as Pauline Bourdon)
 
Costume Design by
Katarzyna Lewinska 
 
Makeup Department
Cédric Gérard .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Benoît Baverel .... unit manager
Benoît Baverel .... unit production manager
Florence Cohen .... assistant production manager
Laura Einmahl .... unit manager
Rüdiger Jordan .... production manager
Claire Mainguenaud .... assistant production manager
Niko Remus .... post-production supervisor
Samuel Rodriguez-Mallet .... assistant unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicolas Cambois .... first assistant director
Jean-Christophe Garcia .... trainee assistant director
Boris Vassallo .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Fabien Corée .... set dresser
Stephanie Laurent Delarue .... first assistant art director
Jonathan Israël .... ripper (as Jonathan Israel)
Martin Tronquart .... property master
 
Sound Department
Ivan Dumas .... boom operator
Matthias Lempert .... re-recording mixer
André Rigaut .... sound mixer
 
Casting Department
Mathilde Snodgrass .... casting assistant
Boris Vassallo .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Olivia Lahougue .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Xavier Sirven .... assistant editor
Yvonne Tran .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Rüdiger Jordan .... location scout: Germany
Julien Schmitt .... Location Assistant
Manuel Tritschler .... location manager (as Manuel Trischler)
 
Other crew
Antje Krumm .... production press
Isabelle Savary .... financial director
 
Thanks
Christina Bentlage .... thanks
Petra Müller .... thanks
Arthur Simonini .... thanks
Jeremy Zall .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sponsoring" - France (working title), Poland (imdb display title)
"Das bessere Leben" - Germany (imdb display title)
"Ellas" - Spain (imdb display title), Venezuela (imdb display title)
"Леки момичета" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Откровения" - Russia
"Elas" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Elle" - Sweden (imdb display title)
"Elles" - Argentina (imdb display title)
"Elles" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Elles" - Greece (imdb display title)
"Kadinlar" - Turkey (Turkish title) (imdb display title)
"One" - Serbia (imdb display title)
"Szex felsőfokon" - Hungary
"Under overflata" - Norway (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content (original rating)
Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Actress Emma Watson's favorite film of 2011. [Indiewire, Nov.21, 2011]See more »
Soundtrack:
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 - II. AllegrettoSee more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable but weak, 15 October 2014
Author: paul2001sw-1 (paul2001sw@yahoo.co.uk) from Saffron Walden, UK

In the enjoyable but ultimately silly film, a wealthy Parisian journalist interview a couple of students who are earning their way through college working as prostitutes. Expecting to pity them, she finds herself envying (and fancying) them; the film makes the point that interviewer and interviewees alike inhabit a world that is full of rich men and luxurious surroundings, but the working girls have a measure of sexual excitement and control lacking in the married life. Now I can accept that not every prostitute is drug addicted, enslaved and so on: but it's hard to believe in the romantic and glamorous way their lives are depicted. Interestingly, this is a film directed by a woman, and starring three women as well: clearly the stereotype of the high-class hooker has enduring appeal to both sexes.

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