Актеры: Charlotte Rampling (as Sarah Morton), Ludivine Sagnier (as Julie), Charles Dance (as John Bosload), Jean-Marie Lamour (as Franck), Marc Fayolle (as Marcel), Mireille Mossй (as Marcel's Daughter), Michel Fau (as First Man), Jean-Claude Lecas (as Second Man), Emilie Gavois-Kahn (as Waitress at Cafe), Erarde Forestali (as Old Man), Lauren Farrow (as Julia), Sebastian Harcombe (as Terry Long), Frances Cuka (as Lady on the Underground), Keith Yeates (as Sarah's Father), Tricia Aileen (as John Bosload's Secretary)
Описание: Окунитесь в самую сексуальную загадку этого лета. Фильм - участник конкурсной программы МКФ в Канне в 2003 году. Английская писательница Сара Мортон (Шарлотта Рэмплинг - "Под песком", "Ночной портье") - автор популярных мистических детективов. Желая отдохнуть от лондонского шума и обрести вдохновение для нового романа, она принимает предложение своего издателя - поехать на юг Франции и пожить на его вилле с бассейном. Сара хочет только одного - чтобы ее оставили в покое и дали поработать над книгой. Но внезапное появление дочери издателя, взбалмошной и сексуальной Жюли (Людивин Санье - "8 женщин", "Капли дождя на раскаленных скалах") путает писательнице все планы. Теперь ни о работе, ни об отдыхе не может быть и речи..
Рецензии: Possible minor spoilers.
The first thing I would like to say is that you will appreciate this movie more after multiple viewings. I liked it the first time, wasn't sure if I understood the movie, and I watched it again. I liked it even more. The movie has an ending that requests for a good viewing of the movie.
I don't want to spoil things for you and therefore I should not tell too much of the story. I can say that Charlotte Rampling plays a writer named Sarah Morton. She seems not very happy and when her publisher John (Charles Dance) suggests that she takes some time off in his villa in France she agrees. In the quiet house she starts writing her latest novel. Then the publisher's daughter Julie (Ludivine Sagnier), who he forgot to mention to Sarah, arrives. She is a free spirit. She doesn't mind swimming topless with Sarah around, she takes men who are definitely not like her home, she does whatever she wants to do. Sarah has lost her quiet place and although she finds Julie irritating she is intrigued by the young girl. She starts studying Julie to write about her. She even reads pages from Julie's diary and suddenly Sarah is more interested in her life
I think it is best I say no more about the plot. We do meet some other characters like Marcel (Marc Fayolle), an older man who takes care of the house and things around it, and Franck (Jean-Marie Lamour). Sarah likes this man but one day he also comes home with Julie. Why, and what happens there I will not reveal.
Director Franзois Ozon has made a very sexy, sensual thriller. The performances from Sagnier and especially Rampling are sexy and daring as well. Especially Rampling, not the youngest anymore, has some very great moments. Even if you don't get the ending, although I think you will understand it after a second viewing, there is enough here to like.