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Entre ses mains (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama | 21 September 2005 (France)
In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Laurent Kessler
Isabelle Carré ... Claire Gauthier
Jonathan Zaccaï ... Fabrice Gauthier
Valérie Donzelli ... Valérie
Bernard Bloch Bernard Bloch ... Le directeur de la compagnie d'assurances
Véronique Nordey Véronique Nordey ... Mme Kessler, la mère de Laurent
Michel Dubois Michel Dubois ... Père Claire
Martine Chevallier Martine Chevallier ... Mère Claire
Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc ... Le collègue de bureau
Dominique Dubois Dominique Dubois ... Mme Gauthier la mère de Fabrice
Patrick Brasseur Patrick Brasseur ... M. Gauthier, le père de Fabrice
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Diot Pierre Diot
Sonia Hell Sonia Hell
Agathe Louvieaux Agathe Louvieaux
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In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due to water leakage, Claire resolves the situation favorably for him. The weird Laurent visits Claire in her office successively, inviting her for drinks and lunch, and they get close to each other. Meanwhile, a serial killer is terrorizing Lille, killing women with a scalpel. Claire feels a great attraction for Laurent, who has an unusual behavior in her apartment. When Claire sees a scalpel in the pocket of Laurent's jacket, she fears him, but still loves him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 September 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Anamesa sta heria See more »

Filming Locations:

Lille, Nord, France See more »

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Opening Weekend:

$1,032,451 (France), 23 September 2005
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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In the last confrontation between Claire and Laurent, his right hand grips Claire's throat when seen from his POV, but when the shot is from behind Claire, his right hand is free. See more »

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Valérie: Gee, at times I feel like I'm in a cult!
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J'aime les filles
Music by Jacques Dutronc
Lyrics by Jacques Lanzmann (1967)
Performed by Isabelle Carré
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Fear and Love
26 December 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Lille, Claire Gauthier (Isabelle Carré) is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler (Benoît Poelvoorde) claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due to water leakage, Claire resolves the situation favorably for him. The weird Laurent visits Claire in her office successively, inviting her for drinks and lunch, and they get close to each other. Meanwhile, a serial killer is terrorizing Lille, killing women with a scalpel. Claire feels a great attraction for Laurent, who has an unusual behavior in her apartment. When Claire sees a scalpel in the pocket of Laurent's jacket, she fears him, but still loves him.

"Entre Ses Mains" is a weird romance between a common but charming woman that seems to have a perfect marriage and a strange and lonely veterinary. Isabelle Carré and Benoît Poelvoorde have magnificent performances, slowly developing the relationship between Claire and Laurent, with some slight touches of eroticism and tension, but never falling in the easy way of the sadomasochism, as I expected that would happen based on the mixed feelings of fear and love of Claire. There is no explanation for the behavior of Claire, feeling attraction for a man with antagonistic attitudes but only things of love. However, the ambiguous conclusion is a little disappointing. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Em Suas Mãos" ("In Your Hands")


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