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Year: 1998
USA: Phaedra Cinema
UK: Artificial Eye
Cast: Charles Berling, Sophie Guillemin, Arielle Dombasle, Robert Kramer, Alice Grey, Maurice Antoni, Tom Ouedraogo, Serge Bozon
Director: Cedric Kahn
Country: France
Language: French (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 122 mins
USA: Not yet rated
UK Certificate: 18 for coarse language and strong sex and nudity
USA Release Date: 8 October 1999
UK Release Date: 14 April 2000


Based on the novel by Albero Moravia (THE CONFORMIST, CONTEMPT), L'ENNUI tells the story of a forty-something philosophy teacher, Martin (Charles Berling - DRY CLEANING, RIDICULE) who is driven to the brink of insanity by his desire for a girl half his age. He is also disturbed by the happiness of his ex-wife (Arielle Dombasle, PAULINE AT THE BEACH). His crisis takes a turn when he meets Cecelia (Sophie Guillemin), a young woman suspected of driving an artist and colleague of Martin's to his death. His compulsive carnal desire for her eventually leads to obsession with the enigmatic Cecelia.....

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