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Léa (2011)

A long-awaited admittance to a prestigious Parisian Institute of Political Studies comes at a high cost, as a diligent college student reluctantly becomes a stripper to make ends meet.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Azoulay Anne Azoulay ... Léa Arnauld
Ginette Garcin ... La grand-mère
Eric Elmosnino ... Julien
Magali Muxart Magali Muxart ... Corinne
Nina Roberts Nina Roberts ... Christie
Nathalie Mann ... La directrice de la maison de retraite
Vinciane Millereau Vinciane Millereau ... La prof Sciences Po
Thibault de Montalembert Thibault de Montalembert ... Martin Itzinger
Jean-Claude Dauphin Jean-Claude Dauphin ... Pierre
Carole Franck ... Philippine, la patronne du strip-club
Géraldine Martineau Géraldine Martineau ... Alice
Ivan Cori Ivan Cori ... Alex
Nina Meurisse Nina Meurisse ... Sonia, la stagiaire orthophoniste
Patrick Bonnel Patrick Bonnel ... Le père de Léa
Nathalie Trafford Nathalie Trafford ... La femme du père
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Storyline

Léa is a student who grew up as an orphan. She lives with her grandmother who once brought her up and who now relentlessly demands Léa's full attention, even at night time. One night her grandmother, whose state of mind deteriorates increasingly faster, slips off and strolls around without heading for any particular destination. Léa panics in the course of finding the old women. Consequently she makes sure her grandmother is taken care of full-time in an appropriate institution where she can keep her own furniture and receives a therapy to slow down her mental descend. Léa, who works in a nightclub, can no longer cover her expenses by just cleaning tables. She starts working as one of the strippers and earns additional money with lap dance. She starts to spend her time between nightclub and university in a brasserie and takes the owner as her lover. Unfortunatey he has to tell the obviously permanently exhausted Léa that he can't cope with her erratic behaviour. When a young and vain ...

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 July 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Lea - Die strippende Studentin See more »

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EUR1,072,862 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Strip-teaseuse Le Havre 2: Don't forget, open the dress from the back or you'll get in a mess. Undo the Velcro in one quick "rip" and pull it open. It works every time. Don't worry. And most important is once you're naked, there's not much more to do, you just dance, OK?
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not a TV thriller but worth the trouble
16 July 2013 | by bill-729-637551See all my reviews

Léa is not just the "student stripper" suggested by the German title and by some reviews. She is a sensitive girl, intelligent and gracefully beautiful, who has obviously never had it easy. The scenario does not waste time on background details, you can either forget about them or imagine your own - really the film is about how Léa looks for something which has been missing in her life. I watched it in three sittings, as I found I needed to reflect a little on what I had seen and what it meant for the protagonist (I use the singular because it is no coincidence that the original title is just "Léa" - of the other characters, only her grandmother really seems to matter).

A film which I will want to watch again.


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