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Thomas in Love (2000)

Thomas est amoureux (original title)
Thomas is a young agoraphobic man; he's afraid of coming to any kind of contact with other people, so he lives totally isolated in his apartment. The story takes place in the near future ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benoît Verhaert Benoît Verhaert ... Thomas Thomas
Aylin Yay ... Eva
Magali Pinglaut Magali Pinglaut ... Melodie
Micheline Hardy Micheline Hardy ... Nathalie (the Mother)
Frédéric Topart Frédéric Topart ... Psychologist
Alexandre von Sivers Alexandre von Sivers ... Insurance Agent
Serge Larivière ... Receptionist
Jacqueline Bollen Jacqueline Bollen ... Madame Zoe
Dominique Baeyens ... Vanessa
Imbal Yalon Imbal Yalon ... Eléonore
Véronique Dumont Véronique Dumont ... Louise
Yse Gerbaux Yse Gerbaux ... La fille de Louise
Abdelmalek Kadi Abdelmalek Kadi ... Docteur Sorensen
Colette Sodoyez Colette Sodoyez ... Miss Accroche-Coeur
Valérie Lemaître Valérie Lemaître ... La secrétaire du psy
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Storyline

Thomas is a young agoraphobic man; he's afraid of coming to any kind of contact with other people, so he lives totally isolated in his apartment. The story takes place in the near future where everything can be done through computers, so Thomas hasn't left his apartment for eight straight years. However, although his life seems complete, he misses human contact, so his psychoanalyst consults him to meet a woman through some on-line service. Is it possible for Thomas to fall in love with a woman? And if so, is he going to get out of his apartment for that woman? Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 January 2001 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,853, 5 August 2001

Gross USA:

$44,256

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,523
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Melodie: Thomas, I want you to go outside.
Thomas Thomas: I can't.
Melodie: I want to see you here, with me.
Thomas Thomas: I can't.
Melodie: I want to touch you.
Thomas Thomas: No.
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References Lady in the Lake (1946) See more »

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Interesting
25 January 2004 | by dotto-divadSee all my reviews

Thomas est amoureux (Thomas in Love) is perhaps one of the most unique and interesting films that I've seen. Although the introduction featuring 'Sextoon' could easily make it dismissable as a film about sex, hang on for a bit and you will discover quite an intelligent film.

It is the not-too-distant future and Thomas is an agoraphobe (one with fear of open air) who has kept himself in his apartment for eight years, communicating only by videophone functionality on his computer. He is advised to try dating services by his psychologist and meets women via the service, one of which starts to change his life.

The entire movie is filmed from the perspective of Thomas' computer screen, this itself gives the film a very unique effect. What also makes this movie interesting is Thomas' development of character - not only is it done very well, it is interesting to see how love can affect an agoraphobe, how he affects other people via the videophone, and how other people affect him. The way the future is portrayed is also quite interesting.

There isn't much to criticise the movie on (one could argue that there was quite a bit of explicit content, but it does seem necessary). That said, it isn't really a masterpiece. But it's still an interesting and impressive film. Recommended.


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