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The Beautiful Person (2008)

La belle personne (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 6 March 2009 (USA)
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Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias, who introduces her to his friends. All the... See full summary »

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Christophe Honoré

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Christophe Honoré (scenario), Gilles Taurand (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Louis Garrel ... Nemours
Léa Seydoux ... Junie
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet ... Otto
Esteban Carvajal-Alegria Esteban Carvajal-Alegria ... Matthias
Simon Truxillo Simon Truxillo ... Henri
Agathe Bonitzer ... Marie
Anaïs Demoustier ... Catherine
Valérie Lang Valérie Lang ... Florence Perrin
Jacob Lyon Jacob Lyon ... Jacob
Jean-Michel Portal Jean-Michel Portal ... Estouteville
Martin Siméon Martin Siméon ... Martin
Chantal Neuwirth Chantal Neuwirth ... Nicole - la patronne du café Sully
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louka Anargyros Louka Anargyros
Thomas Anargyros Thomas Anargyros
Gabriel Attal Gabriel Attal
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Storyline

Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias, who introduces her to his friends. All the boys want to date Junie, and she chooses the quietest among them, Otto Cleves. But soon after, she encounters the great love of her life, Nemours, her Italian teacher. The passion that burns between them is, however, doomed. Junie refuses to give in to her feelings and persists in denying herself happiness, which in her eyes is merely illusory. Written by American Film Market

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Le Pacte [France]

Country:

France

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French | Italian | English | Russian

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6 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Christophe Honoré decided to make this adaptation of La Princesse de Clèves after French president Nicholas Sarkozy criticized the novel. See more »

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Nemours: I'm in a total love-sick mess.
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Elle était si jolie
Written and performed by Alain Barrière
Copyright 1963 Warner Chappell Music France
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..could all have been said in a fraction of the time
30 May 2016 | by bjariasSee all my reviews

..yea.. she's a real winner... ..she teases and torments her 'friend' to his ultimate demise.. ..and with her other love interest, she feels very strongly about him, but must leave and go far, far away... for he is just too beautiful, and although he proclaims he loves her, in the end she knows he will ultimately leave her for another.. ..(and who decided to cast him in that role.. at times he looks and acts more like a student than they do).. ..all that, and a bunch of confusing side story lines, adding nothing at all to the main story.. ..the French have mastered these kinds of productions.. too bad in this one the efforts of a good number of talented young actors went to waste


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