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Trap for Cinderella (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 12 July 2013 (UK)
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A young girl suffering from amnesia after surviving a house fire that takes her childhood friend's life, begins a tormented road to recovery.


Iain Softley


Sébastien Japrisot (novel), Iain Softley (screenplay)





Credited cast:
Tuppence Middleton ... Micky
Aneurin Barnard ... Jake
Frances de la Tour ... Aunt Elinor
Alex Jennings ... Chance
Stanley Weber ... Serge
Alexandra Roach ... Do
Kerry Fox ... Julia
Pierre Boulanger ... Jean Claude
Erich Redman ... Dr. Muller
Elizabeth Healey ... Do's Mother
Tim Wallers ... Do's Father
Mandi Sidhu Mandi Sidhu ... Chance's Receptionist
Neelam Bakshi ... Landlady
Nathalie Paris Nathalie Paris ... Yvette
Maisie Lloyd Maisie Lloyd ... Young Do


A young girl suffering from amnesia after surviving a house fire that takes her childhood friend's life, begins a tormented road to recovery.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

12 July 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Emésztő megszállottság See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Dolby Digital


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Version of Piège pour Cendrillon (1965) See more »


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Do my dear my female dear
16 February 2016 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

It is actually the second version (I would not write "remake" ) of Japrisot' s thriller ;it was already transferred to the screen in 1965(two years after the novel was released).The director was André Cayatte ,an excellent old school artist too often ridiculed by the overrated new wavelet.(see "Piège Pour Cendrillon")

By and large ,I'm not a fan of Japrisot whose plots are often complicated instead of complex and I do not put him in the same league as Boileau-Narcejac ("diaboliques","vertigo"),Frédéric Dard (whose "Toi Le Venin" broached the subject of the "double"in early sixties ),let alone Agatha Christie.

That said ," Piège Pour Cendrillon " is a different matter;the subject is not new ("Spellbound" , the contemporary " the third day " ( 1965) "shattered" and countless others dealt with amnesia );but the treatment,including four parts ,each one containing the same verb in four different tenses of French conjugation was downright disturbing;and the ending was all the more baffling since the mystery was not solved .(It was the reader who decided )

On the plus side,Kerry Fox took on Robinson's role-in the French movie- with consummate skill ;Alexandra Roach as brittle Do is eye candy;but it's not all good news :with such a story,it would have taken a great director and (mainly) a talented script writer (Japrisot wrote himself the screenplay of the French effort).Adding an overt lesbian relationship between Mi and Do does not help ,today it's no longer risqué and even trendy ,à la mode, as we French would say;an intrusive music does not help either.Editing is botched.Whereas the story was essentially psychological thriller,this flashy movie fills its quota of topless women and sex ,neglecting the harrowing frames of mind of the heroine.

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