Elles

Elles

Director: Malgoska Szumowska

Cast: Malgoska Szumowska, Juliette Binoche, Anaïs Demoustier, Joanna Kulig

     
 

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A writer is given a new perspective on her life by two women she initially imagines could not be more different than her in this drama from filmmaker Malgoska Szumowska. Anne (Juliette Binoche) is a wife and mother who maintains a busy schedule looking after her youngest son, who is obsessed withSee more details below

Overview

A writer is given a new perspective on her life by two women she initially imagines could not be more different than her in this drama from filmmaker Malgoska Szumowska. Anne (Juliette Binoche) is a wife and mother who maintains a busy schedule looking after her youngest son, who is obsessed with video games, her teenage son (Francois Civil), who spends much of his time stoned on marijuana, and her aging father (Jean-Marie Binoche) whose health is failing. Anne's husband (Louis-Do de Lencquesaing) is too preoccupied with his own career to worry about the household chores, and she has to juggle it all while keeping up with her work as a journalist. Anne is researching a magazine piece about prostitutes, and she's been conducting extensive interviews with Alicja (Joanna Kulig) and Charlotte (Anais Demoustier), both of whom are attractive, well-adjusted women in their early twenties who have turned to sex work to support themselves. As Anne develops a greater understanding of Alicja and Charlotte's lives and work, she sees a contrast in the way the younger women have chosen a trade that, despite its reputation, affords them freedom while Anne's personal and professional life have become something of a trap. Elles was an official selection at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/11/2012
UPC:
0738329087029
Original Release:
2011
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lorber Films (Kino)
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
9,536

Special Features

Edited and unedited trailers; Stills gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Juliette Binoche Actor,Anne
Anaïs Demoustier Charlotte,Actor
Joanna Kulig Actor,Alicja
Louis-Dominique de Lencquesaing Patrick
Krystyna Janda Alicja's Mother
Andrzej Chyra The Sadistic Client
Ali Marhyar Saïd
Jean-Marie Binoche Anne's Father
Francois Civil Florent
Pablo Beugnet Stéphane
Valerie Dreville Charlotte's Mother
Jean-Louis Coulloc'h Charlotte's Father
Arthur Moncia Thomas
Scali Delpeyrat Charles
Laurence Ragon Colette
Alain Libolt Colette's Husband
Swann Arlaud The Young Client
Nicolas Layani The Guitar Client
Laurent Jumeaucourt The Beauty Mark Client
José Fumanal The Crying Client

Technical Credits
Malgoska Szumowska Director,Screenwriter
Pauline Bourdon Art Director,Production Designer
Tine Byrckel Screenwriter
Jacek Drosio Editor
Michal Englert Cinematographer
Olivier Guerbois Executive Producer
Aurelie Guichard Casting
Katarzyna Lewinska Costumes/Costume Designer
Andre Rigaut Sound/Sound Designer
Marianne Slot Producer
Francoise Tourmen Editor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Elles
1. An Article [7:08]
2. Charlotte [6:33]
3. Alicja [14:47]
4. Bored Husbands [13:22]
5. Completely Normal [12:25]
6. The Lies [7:03]
7. Privileges [9:54]
8. Moms [11:36]
9. Dinner Party [9:47]
10. Repetitive [6:46]

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