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A bourgeois couple, modern yet conventional. One night by accident, a young prostitute barges into their lives. Hounded down, beaten up, threatened, she will continue to struggle, with the ... See full summary »

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Coline Serreau

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Coline Serreau

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lindon ... Paul
Catherine Frot ... Hélène
Rachida Brakni ... Noémie / Malika
Line Renaud ... Mamie
Aurélien Wiik ... Fabrice
Ivan Franek ... Touki
Michel Lagueyrie Michel Lagueyrie ... Marsat
Wojciech Pszoniak ... Pali (as Wojtek Pszoniak)
Eric Poulain Eric Poulain ... Le jeune policier
Omar-Echériff Attalah Omar-Echériff Attalah ... Tarek
Hajar Nouma Hajar Nouma ... Zora
Chloé Lambert ... Florence
Marie Denarnaud ... Charlotte
Jean-Marc Stehlé Jean-Marc Stehlé ... Blanchet
Léa Drucker ... Nicole
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A bourgeois couple, modern yet conventional. One night by accident, a young prostitute barges into their lives. Hounded down, beaten up, threatened, she will continue to struggle, with the help of a well off lady, first for her survival-her resurrection-then for her dignity and freedom. Stormy encounters for everyone involved. Written by <aelsilva@studiocanal.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Crime

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 October 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Caos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,776,824 (France), 5 October 2001

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,430, 30 May 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$206,789, 11 September 2003
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Visa d'exploitation en France #90446. See more »

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(1991)
Composed by Ludovic Navarre
Performed by Ludovic Navarre (as St Germain)
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Great Movie
25 January 2003 | by casympaSee all my reviews

I saw this movie in Paris last year (2001). It is a delight. It maintains a modicum of comedy around a very violent and wrenching subject. It begins with a young prostitute fleeing for her life after practically being killed from a beating. France has a large Arab population. The young lady happens to be Arabic. This film plays on this clash of cultures and also plays on the clash between the sexes. I highly recommend it.


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