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The Names of Love (2010)

Le nom des gens (original title)
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A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.

Director:

Michel Leclerc
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Gamblin ... Arthur Martin
Sara Forestier ... Bahia Benmahmoud
Zinedine Soualem ... Mohamed Benmahmoud
Carole Franck ... Cécile Delivet Benmahmoud
Jacques Boudet ... Lucien Martin
Michèle Moretti Michèle Moretti ... Annette Martin
Zakariya Gouram Zakariya Gouram ... Hassan Hassini
Julia Vaidis-Bogard Julia Vaidis-Bogard ... Annette à 30 ans
Adrien Stoclet Adrien Stoclet ... Arthur Martin adolescent
Camille Gigot Camille Gigot ... Arthur Martin enfant
Laura Genovino Laura Genovino ... Bahia Benmahmoud enfant
Rose Marit Rose Marit ... Annette enfant
Youari Kime Youari Kime ... Mohamed Benmahmoud enfant
Yann Goven Yann Goven ... Le pianiste
Nabil Massad Nabil Massad ... Nassim
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Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn't hesitate to sleep with those who don't agree with her to convert them to her cause - which is a lot of people, as all right-leaning people are concerned. Generally, it works pretty well. Until the day she meets Arthur Martin, a discreet forty-something who doesn't like taking risks. She imagines that with a name like that, he's got to be slightly fascist. But names are deceitful and appearances deceiving... Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content including graphic nudity, and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

While writing the script, Michel Leclerc and Baya Kasmi didn't have a full story, but rather sixty pages of situations stemming from the idea of a girl who sleeps with her political opponents. See more »

Goofs

When the parents marry in 1959, we can see a 2CV with a 5 lines hood. That type of hood was introduced in December 1960. From 1948 to 1960, the 2CV hood was wavy. See more »

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It's only OK
3 November 2011 | by ciffouSee all my reviews

I think this part of the official IMDb page sums everything up:

Trivia While writing the script, Michel Leclerc and Baya Kasmi didn't have a full story, but rather sixty pages of situations stemming from the idea of a girl who sleeps with her political opponents.

It shows.

The movie makes you laugh sometimes but we have seen the Manic Pixie Dream Girl so many times that it isn't charming anymore. It's a step away from being annoying.

The worst part of the movie is how everything solves rather quickly and there are so many loose ends. You will have a good time but it is not at all the masterpiece some commenters here argue it is.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | English | Arabic | Slovak

Release Date:

24 November 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Names of Love See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,372, 26 June 2011

Gross USA:

$514,237

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,803,887
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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