• Read My Lips (2002)

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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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    A finely written, superbly acted offbeat thriller. show more

  • 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

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Not a simpleminded movie in which merely being ABLE to read lips saves the day. In this brilliant sequence, she reads his lips and that ALLOWS them to set into motion a risky chain of events based on the odds that the bad guys will respond predictably. show more

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