La Fille coupée en deux
(France/Germany, 2006, 114 minutes)
A charming young TV weather girl is courted by a celebrated but lecherous writer and a rich but unstable playboy. Biting satirical melodrama very typical of its director that, despite its excellent performances, seems to have been made on autopilot.
Alicéléo presents an Alicéléo/Alicéléo Cinéma/France 2 Cinéma/Rhône-Alpes Cinéma/Integral Film co-production, with the participation of Région Rhône-Alpes, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Canal Plus and Cinécinéma. Starring Ludivine Sagnier, Benoît Magimel, François Berléand; Mathilda May, Caroline Silhol, Marie Bunel, Valeria Cavalli, Etienne Chicot; with the participation of Édouard Baer; Jean-Marie Winling. Directed by Claude Chabrol; produced by Patrick Godeau; written by Cécile Maistre, Claude Chabrol; music by Matthieu Chabrol; director of photography (GTC), Eduardo Serra; production designer, Françoise Benoît-Fresco; costume designer, Mic Cheminal; film editor, Monique Fardoulis.