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FULL SYNOPSIS

A woman looking for love finds a man who leads her into a life of crime in this thriller. Carla (Emmanuelle Devos) is a woman in her mid-twenties who works as a secretary in a real estate office. More cute than pretty, Carla is shy by nature, and the fact that she has a hearing problem has made her all the more withdrawn. While she longs for a relationship with a man, she finds herself living vicariously through her friend Annie (Olivia Bonamy), a single parent who dates often while Carla babysits her child. Carla makes the acquaintance of Paul (Vincent Cassel), a rough-hewn small-time criminal who has just been released from prison on parole. While Carla ought to know better, she finds herself strongly attracted to Paul, and Paul responds in kind. But before long, it becomes obvious that Paul is having an influence on Carla's normally stable nature; eager to get even with a co-worker who had wronged her, Carla persuades Paul to steal one of her company's files, which makes things more than a bit difficult for Carla's rival. Carla and Paul's actions go from malicious to seriously criminal when Paul hatches a scheme to rob a nightclub owner to whom he owes money -- a scheme that involves Carla's keen skill as a lip reader. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:July 5, 2002

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Jacques Audiard Best Screenplay 2001 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Jacques Audiard Best Director 2001 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Juliette Welfling Best Editor 2001 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Matthieu Vadepied Best Cinematography 2001 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Pascal Villard Best Sound 2001 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Tonino Benacquista Best Screenplay 2001 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Vincent Cassel Best Actor 2001 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Cyril Holtz Best Sound 2001 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Alexandre Desplat Best Original Music 2001 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Emmanuelle Devos Best Actress 2001 Winner

Cast

Vincent Cassel
as Paul Angeli
Emmanuelle Devos
as Carla Behm
Olivier Gourmet
as Marchand
Olivia Bonamy
as Annie
Olivier Perrier
as Masson
Bernard Alane
as Morel
Cecile Samie
as Josie Marchand
David Saracino
as Richard Carambo
Christophe Vandevelde
as Louis Carambo
Pierre Diot
as Keller
Serge Boutleroff
as Mammouth
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