6.4/10
741
3 user 8 critic

Sotto falso nome (2004)

A mysterious writer is involved in a love affair with his stepson's wife, leading to a web of intrigue and desire.

Director:

Writers:

(scenario), (scenario)
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After witnessing the murder of their mother thirty years ago, a man and his sister struggle with challenges of their adult lives.

Director: Roberto Andò
Stars: Alessio Boni, Donatella Finocchiaro, Valeria Solarino
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Roberto Andò
Stars: Michel Bouquet, Jeanne Moreau, Paolo Briguglia
L'hermine (2015)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Michel Racine is a feared president of Assize Court, as strict with himself as with others. Everything changes when he meets again Ditte when she's selected as a juror in a criminal trial over which he presides.

Director: Christian Vincent
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Eva Lallier
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a politician disappears, his (mad) twin brother is brought to replace him.

Director: Roberto Andò
Stars: Toni Servillo, Valerio Mastandrea, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

About two couples, longtime friends un which both husbands engage un long-term affairs

Director: Claude Berri
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Daniel Auteuil, Nathalie Baye
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Inspectors Velarde and Alfaro must find what appears to be a serial killer. This hunt against the clock will make them realize something they'd never thought about: neither one of them is that different from the killer.

Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Roberto Álamo, Javier Pereira
Le secret (2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Marie (Anne Coesens), who works as a successful door-to-door encyclopedia salesperson, has been married to her husband Francois (Michel Bompoil) for 12 years and has a two-year-old son. ... See full summary »

Director: Virginie Wagon
Stars: Anne Coesens, Michel Bompoil, Tony Todd
Après Vous (2003)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Antoine (Auteuil) saves Louis (Garcia) from hanging himself, though in his attempt to get Louis back on his feet, Antoine gets caught in a romantic triangle.

Director: Pierre Salvadori
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, José Garcia, Sandrine Kiberlain
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The secrets and hidden pain of a woman recovering from a suicide attempt reveal themselves through a series of sessions with her psychiatrist.

Director: Alessandro Capone
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Greta Scacchi, Mélanie Laurent
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

Thirty-something Jonna, successful ad executive with cozy architect husband Niklas and two small children, leads a double life. She is constantly on the lookout for quick casual sex. When ... See full summary »

Director: Minna Virtanen
Stars: Mi Grönlund, Nicke Lignell, Jasper Pääkkönen
L'adversaire (2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a man murders his wife, children and parents, the ensuing investigation reveals that he's been living a lie for almost 20 years.

Director: Nicole Garcia
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Géraldine Pailhas, François Cluzet
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A G8 meeting is being held at a luxury hotel on the German coast. The world's most powerful economists are gathered to enact important provisions that will deeply influence the world ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Andò
Stars: Toni Servillo, Daniel Auteuil, Pierfrancesco Favino
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Daniel
...
Nicoletta
...
Milla
...
Fabrizio
...
Ewa (as Magda Mielcarz)
...
David Ginsberg
Serge Merlin ...
Le père de Daniel
François Germond ...
Maître Selogmann
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laure Brosson
Vlastimil Canek
Izabella Dziarska
Salvatore Ferraro
Georges Guerreiro
Joelle Mnouchkine
David O'Kelly
Edit

Storyline

A mysterious writer is involved in a love affair with his stepson's wife, leading to a web of intrigue and desire.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

| |

Release Date:

27 February 2004 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Strange Crime  »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€156,122 (Italy), 29 February 2004, Limited Release
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Original and involving
15 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Le prix du désir" is a very interesting movie shot between France, Switzerland, Italy and Poland. It's not an action movie at all, and the story is strong and passionating.

A French-Polish writer goes to Italy for the wedding of his son. During the travel he meets a gorgeous girl, with whom he lives an adventure. The day after he discovers that she's the woman who is going to marry his son... But it's not all. Someone threatens him to reveal the truth about his writing career -actually he stole a manuscript of a dead friend writer and published it with his own name. That allowed him a brilliant career...

The story is interesting because it shows a series of situations where the change of name and lies are dominant. We see the destruction of a man and of his fame -with inexorability his own certainties fall down.

It's interesting to see that the titles of this Italian-French production don't mean the same thing. In French the film is called "Le prix du désir", in English we can translate it with "The price of desire". In Italian the title is instead "Sotto falso nome" (in English something like "With a false name"). I don't know why the titles are so different...

But each shows a theme of the film. Actually the man pays a price for the desire, because his misfortune begins with the love story with his son's wife. Furthermore, as I said, the fact of changing name of people and things is a way of hiding the truth -and it happens often in the movie, it's a recurrent theme in the story.

Italian movie-maker Roberto Andò directs the movie with smoothness and confidence. The cast is strong: French actor Daniel Auteuil is excellent in his portrait of the writer (the character has also something very treacherous); Greta Scacchi is his wife and Anna Mouglalis is the sexy girl who makes him fall into disgrace.


25 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

'Star Wars' Creatures We Love

"The IMDb Show" breaks down the origins of some iconic Star Wars creatures. Plus, legendary sword choreographer Tim Weske explains the basics of lightsaber combat.

Watch now