• Read My Lips (2002)

Read My Lips

Release Date: July 5th, 2002

DVD Release Date: July 22nd, 2003

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Carla Bhem (Emmanuelle Devos) has worked as a secretary for a property development company for a long time. Her job includes everything from handling files to dealing with suppliers. First to arrive in the morning, last out at night... And her reward? To be paid like a serf, treated like mud and ordered around like a dog. The name of the solution is Paul Angeli (Vincent Cassel), the new trainee she had hired that is fresh out of jail. She teaches him good manners and he teaches her bad ones.

Cast: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Devos, Olivier Gourmet, Olivia Bonamy, Olivier Perrier, Bernard Alane, David Saracino, Pierre Diot

Director: Jacques Audiard

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Paramount

Distributors: Magnolia Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    This is the kind of unusual but involving picture that's ripe for a Hollywood remake - but while you're waiting for the Sandra Bullock-Ethan Hawke edition (it's a good post-movie game: coming up with your own casting ideas), Read My Lips is well worth checking out. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Since you can't read my lips, read my words: See this movie.

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Not a heist film, a thriller, a twisted romance, a film noir or a character study, but a unique concoction that bends all these genres to its vision. show more

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