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Read My Lips (2001)

Sur mes lèvres (original title)
She is almost deaf and he lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.

Director:

Jacques Audiard
7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... Paul
Emmanuelle Devos ... Carla
Olivier Gourmet ... Marchand
Olivier Perrier ... Masson
Olivia Bonamy ... Annie
Bernard Alane ... Morel
Céline Samie ... Josie
Pierre Diot Pierre Diot ... Keller
François Loriquet François Loriquet ... Jean-François
Serge Onteniente Serge Onteniente ... Mammouth (as Serge Boutleroff)
David Saracino David Saracino ... Richard Carambo
Christophe Vandevelde Christophe Vandevelde ... Louis Carambo
Bô Gaultier de Kermoal Bô Gaultier de Kermoal ... Le Barman
Loïc Le Page Loïc Le Page ... Quentin
Nathalie Lacroix Nathalie Lacroix ... L'Employée ANPE
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Storyline

Young secretary Carla is a long-time employee of a maryam property development company. Loyal and hardworking, first to arrive and last to leave, Carla is beginning to chafe at the limitations of her career and is looking to move up. But as a 35-five-year-old woman with a hearing deficiency, she is not sure how to climb out of her humdrum life, though she is confident in her own abilities. Into her life comes Paul Angeli, a new trainee she decides to hire. Paul is 25 years old and completely unskilled, but Carla covers for him when the need arises because of his other qualities - he's a thief, fresh out of jail and very good-looking. It's a case of good meeting bad. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Il va lui apprendre les mauvaises manières... Elle lui apprendra les bonnes. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Goofs

When the man calls for Paul Angeli and then hangs up, Carla peers into the copy room and then hangs up the phone. As she is sitting at her desk, the reflection of a moving crane or boom mic extension is visible in the glass behind her. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK distributor Pathe changed the subtitles (the film was only shown in its original French version with subtitles) to remove two uses of very strong language in order to qualify for a 15 rating. An uncut 18 was available. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Happy Event (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Tell You
(Von Oswald / Ernestus / St Hilaire)
Performed by Rhythm and Sound / Tikiman
(c) Editions BCP c/o BMG Ufa Musikverlage
c/o BMG Music Publishing France
By kind permission of BMG Music Vision
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What A Wonderful Film
16 July 2004 | by lildixieSee all my reviews

I watched this movie over the span of two days. The whole day after watching the first part, I was distracted by recollections of the imagery and just basic feel of the movie and couldn't wait to see the rest.

It was so refreshing to see a movie with a captivating plot and sensuality without excessive sexuality. The directing and editing tied everything together wonderfully. Definitely a nail-biter towards the end and fast-paced enough to keep one interested but not so much so that it leaves one confused.

I can't think of anything negative to say about it. If only they made movies this good in America these days.....


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Read My Lips See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF49,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,080, 7 July 2002

Gross USA:

$1,471,911

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,393,526
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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