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The Girl from Monaco (2008)

La fille de Monaco (original title)
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Bertrand Beauvois, a well-known attorney, is in Monte Carlo to defend a businessman's mother who murdered a gigolo with ties to gangsters. The businessman provides a bodyguard, Christophe, ... See full summary »

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Anne Fontaine
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrice Luchini ... Bertrand Beauvois
Roschdy Zem ... Christophe Abadi
Stéphane Audran ... Édith Lassalle
Gilles Cohen Gilles Cohen ... Louis Lassalle
Alexandre Steiger Alexandre Steiger ... Alain
Philippe Duclos ... Inspecteur Taurand
Jeanne Balibar ... Hélène
Hélène de Saint-Père Hélène de Saint-Père ... Carolina
Louise Bourgoin ... Audrey Varella
Christophe Vandevelde Christophe Vandevelde ... Tony
Pierre Bourgeon Pierre Bourgeon ... Boulie
Claire Joseph Claire Joseph ... La fille du groupe
Denis Dallan Denis Dallan ... Denis
Marine Renoir ... Danseuse à la piscine
Francisca Viudes Francisca Viudes ... La cliente de l'hotel
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Storyline

Bertrand Beauvois, a well-known attorney, is in Monte Carlo to defend a businessman's mother who murdered a gigolo with ties to gangsters. The businessman provides a bodyguard, Christophe, who is thorough and unsmiling. The middle-aged Beauvois is drawn to Audrey, in her 20s, free spirited, a local TV weather girl who once dated Christophe. Although Christophe warns Beauvois to stay away from Audrey, he's hooked and spends every moment with her he's not in court. What's her angle: is she a plant who'll ruin the case; is Beauvois her toy; is she digging for gold; or, is she genuine? Beauvois loves the wild sex but not her promiscuity. Has Christophe failed to protect him? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French | Italian | Russian

Release Date:

20 August 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl from Monaco See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,755, 5 July 2009

Gross USA:

$602,992

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,487,504
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stéphane Audran's final screen appearance. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »

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Monaco When It Sizzles
23 August 2009 | by bob998See all my reviews

My laugh meter was in constant activity throughout this film, one of the most entertaining French comedies of recent years. Anne Fontaine's witty script and assured direction gave me a lot of pleasure. The first scene between Fabrice Luchini and Hélène de Saint-Père--that amorous banter out of Marivaux--set the tone for me. Luchini is at the top of his form now, much stronger than he was in La Discrète or Beaumarchais l'insolent. He portrays the erotic confusion of the middle-aged man so well. Roschdy Zem, so often used as ethnic content in his films, here provides us with the (almost) definitive portrait of the loyal servant with his own agenda (cf. Dirk Bogarde in The Servant). Louise Bourgoin has a great natural comic flair that will serve her well in future roles (she outshines that other comic weather girl Michelle Pfeiffer in Up Close and Personal).

Anne Fontaine has given me so much satisfaction over the last ten years: I think of Nettoyage à sec, Comment J'ai tué mon père, Nathalie... She is a stalwart of the French film industry.


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