June/26/2011

Category: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy
Release Year: 2010
Country: France
Runtime: 100
Rating: (0)
Languages: French, English, Greek, Arabic
Director: Michel Leclerc
Sound: Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • An Epic Adventure from Emmy Award Winning Director Nick Stringer

  • Writing by: Baya Kasmi
    Michel Leclerc

    Produced by: Caroline Adrian – producer
    Franck Celton – production executive
    Fabrice Goldstein – producer
    Véronique Hallot – production executive
    Antoine Rein – producer

    Cast: Jacques Gamblin – Arthur Martin
    Sara Forestier – Bahia Benmahmoud
    Zinedine Soualem – Mohamed Benhmamoud
    Carole Franck – Cécile Delivet Benmahmoud
    Jacques Boudet – Lucien Martin
    Michèle Moretti – Annette Martin
    Zakariya Gouram – Hassan Hassini
    Julia Vaidis-Bogard – Annette à 30 ans
    Adrien Stoclet – Arthur Martin adolescent
    Camille Gigot – Arthur Martin enfant
    Laura Genovino – Bahia Benmahmoud enfant

    Music: Jérôme Bensoussan David Euverte
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    Plot Outline:

    A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.


    Plot: Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn't hesitate to sleep with those who don't agree with her to convert them to her cause – which is a lot of people, as all right-leaning people are concerned. Generally, it works pretty well. Until the day she meets Arthur Martin, a discreet forty-something who doesn't like taking risks. She imagines that with a name like that, he's got to be slightly fascist. But names are deceitful and appearances deceiving…

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Anachronisms: When Bahia's mother is characterized by her likes and dislikes, she can be seen as a hippie in the 70s, and it is mentioned that she hates films of the 70s starring Alain Delon with the word “flic” (cop) in them. Then a poster of the film Pour la peau d'un flic (1981) is briefly shown. Yet, that film only opened in 1981.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The role of Bahia was initially written as a typically Arabic Marilyn Monroe type, and as such Michel Leclerc and Baya Kasmi were looking for an actress of North African origins. However they were so struck when they met Sara Forestier that they rewrote the part with her in mind.

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