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Year: 2000
UK: Artificial Eye
Cast: Stanislas Merhar, Sylvie Testud, Olivia Bonamy, Liliane Rovere, Françoise Bertin, Aurore Clement, Sophie Assante, Berenice Bejo, Jean Borodine, Vanessa Larre, Anna Mouglalis
Director: Chantal Akerman
Countries: France / Belgium
Language: French (English subtitles)
UK: 118 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains moderate sex
UK Release Date: 27 April 2001


From renowned French director Chantal Akerman who also co-wrote THE CAPTIVE, which is based on the novel 'Remembrance of Things Past - Volume 5' by Marcel Proust, the movie explores the relationship a wealthy French man, Simon (Stanislas Merhar), has with his lover Ariane (Sylvie Testud). Simon is fanatical about knowing Araine's every move to the extent of even having her followed and questioning anyone she has contact with. He even deludes himself into believing Ariane leads a secret life loving other women which compromises his relationship with her. Simon's obsessive 'love' for Ariane inevitably leads to tragic consequences with the pressure and damage his behaviour causes.

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