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The Apartment (1996)

L'appartement (original title)
A recently engaged man sees a former lover and becomes obsessed with meeting her again.

Director:

Gilles Mimouni

Writer:

Gilles Mimouni
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romane Bohringer ... Alice
Vincent Cassel ... Max Mayer
Jean-Philippe Écoffey Jean-Philippe Écoffey ... Lucien
Monica Bellucci ... Lisa
Sandrine Kiberlain ... Muriel
Olivier Granier Olivier Granier ... Daniel
Paul Pavel Paul Pavel ... Jeweller
Nelly Alard Nelly Alard ... Madeleine
Bruno Leonelli Bruno Leonelli ... Alain Beccaria
Tateo Isaizaki Tateo Isaizaki ... Japanese Businessman
Tsuyu Shimizu ... Japanese Interpreter
Ricardo Mateo Ricardo Mateo ... Cafe Waiter
Vincent Nemeth Vincent Nemeth ... Barman
Bruno Fernández Vella Bruno Fernández Vella ... Video Technician
Juan Carlos Martín Alonso Juan Carlos Martín Alonso ... Video Technician
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Storyline

Max is on his way to Tokyo. He lives in Paris and likes to flirt but has decided to get married. By chance, he seems to have seen Lisa, his greatest love, in a cafe. Max forgets everything, his trip to Tokyo and his fiance. Obsessed with meeting Lisa he finds out where she lives and hides in the apartment. However, a different girl, called Alice, finds Max in the flat. Alice looks quite similar to Lisa, and they have sex. To complicate matters further, Alice is also the girlfriend of Max's buddy Lucien and Lisa is followed by an older man. Written by Gerhard Windecker <g.wind@mbox300.swipnet.se>

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Taglines:

A place where passion and destiny meet.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Spain | Italy

Language:

French | English | Japanese

Release Date:

2 October 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Apartment See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The play that features Lisa and Alice is 'A Midsummer's Night Dream' by William Shakespeare. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: Do you often stalk people?
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Connections

References Love on the Run (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Same kind of woman
Words and Music by Peter Chase
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A Great Thriller
4 September 2002 | by peter07See all my reviews

I saw this movie in Korea back in 1999, and it lingered in my mind for a while after viewing. It was also my introduction to the hauntingly beautiful Monica Bellucci (HER face could launch a thousand ships).

The twists and turns and bizarre ending makes this a must see. I hope they release an uncut DVD version as I own the Korean release that had three minutes cut out.

Highly recommended and a film you can see more than once!


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