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USA: Miramax Films
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Kathy Bates, Felicity Jones, Frances Tomelty, Anita Pallenberg, Harriet Walter, Iben Hjejle, Bette Bourne, Tom Burke, Natasha Cashman, Nichola McAuliffe, Toby Kebbell
Director: Stephen Frears
Countries: UK / Germany
USA & UK: 92 mins
USA Rated: R for some sexual content and brief drug use
UK Certificate: 15 contains moderate sex and sex references
USA Release Date: 26 June 2009 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 8 May 2009 (Limited Release)
Set in the luxurious demi-monde of pre-First World War Paris, CHeRI is the story of the love affair between the beautiful retired courtesan Lea (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Cheri (Rupert Friend), the son of her old colleague and rival, Mme Peloux (Kathy Bates).
Lea has educated the spoilt and callow boy in the ways of love, but after six years Mme Peloux has secretly arranged a marriage between Cheri and Edmee (Felicity Jones), daughter of another rich courtesan, Marie Laure (Iben Hjejle).
As the inevitable moment of parting approaches, Lea and Cheri try to come to terms with their imminent separation, but the roots of their life of ease and pleasure reach deeper than even they imagine and they begin to understand, too late, how much they mean to one another.