A Girl Cut in Two Poster

Release Date: August 15th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
Gabrielle (Ludivine Sagnier) is a determined weather forecaster working her way through promotions at a local TV station. When she meets a successful author named Charles (François Berléand), Gabrielle easily pictures herself with the charming writer. Fighting for her affection is Paul (Benoît Magimel), the heir to a fortune. But the more Gabrielle gets to know the two men, the more she wonders if their extreme personalities may be too much to handle.

Cast: Ludivine Sagnier, François Berléand, Benoît Magimel, Mathilda May, Étienne Chicot, Marie Bunel, Valeria Cavalli, Thomas Chabrol

Director: Claude Chabrol

Genres: Dark comedy

Production Co: Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, CinéCinéma, Alicéléo Cinéma, Alicéléo, Région Rhône-Alpes, Canal+, Integral Film, France 2 Cinéma

Distributors: IFC First Take

Keywords: France, Relationships, Daughter, Marriage, 2000s, Love, Rivalry, Amusing, Love triangle

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The plot was probably inspired by an actual event, which I will not mention because you may be familiar with it. In any event, Chabrol's insidious style is more absorbing than the plot, as it should be. show more

  • A kind of deadpan soap opera - but one that, despite its high melodrama and wicked humor, delivers a real emotional wallop. show more

  • Its impact is weakened by a limp ending and a sense that it all adds up to rather less than the sum of its parts. show more

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