Un Couple Epatant

Trilogy 2: An Amazing Couple

(France/Belgium, 2002, 97 minutes)

A hypochondriac patent lawyer tries to hide from his wife that he’s having a minor surgery; she doesn’t buy it, suspects he has a lover and decides to have him followed by a police detective. One of three interconnected films written and directed by Lucas Belvaux starring the same set of characters; each film is in a different genre, its lead characters becoming supporting characters in the other two films. This one is an enjoyable but slight comedy of errors that, despite good performances, handling and dialogue, is more interesting seen in the larger context; by itself, it quickly outstays its welcome.

A Diaphana Distribution release. An Agat Films & Cie/Entre Chien et Loup production in co-production with Rhône-Alpes Cinéma and RTBF, with the participation of Centre National de la Cinématographie, Eurimages, Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Communauté Française de Belgique, Télédistributeurs Wallons and Région Rhône-Alpes, in association with Cofimage 12, Gimages 5 and Natexis Banques Populaires Images 2, and with the participation of Canal Plus. Starring Ornella Muti, François Morel, Dominique Blanc, Gilbert Melki; with Valérie Mairesse, Bernard Mazzinghi, Raphaele Godin; with the participation of Catherine Frot and (uncredited) Lucas Belvaux. Directed and written by Lucas Belvaux; produced by Patrick Sobelman and Diana Elbaum; music by Riccardo del Fra; director of photography, Pierre Milon; production designer, Frédérique Belvaux; wardrobe, Cécile Cotten; film editor, Valérie Loiseleux.


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