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Pretty Things

Pretty Things

A Feature film by Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Produced by Hugo Films

Release in France : 14/11/2001


    Marie and Lucie are identical twins. Each is the other’s mirror image. On the surface they love each other. Deep down they hate each other’s guts. Or is it the other way around ?
    Lucie is a model of superficiality. She loves flashy cars, glamorous playboys and decadent sex. Marie is all integrity and authenticity. No make-up, no fancy clothes, a simple life and just man in her life : Sebastian.
    Now Lucie, predictably fascinated by show business, is given the opportunity to become a singer. A dream come true.… except that she can’t sing to save her life. Unlike Marie, who accepts to perform in her stead, effectively impersonating her twin sister on stage.
    That night, returning to Lucie’s place after the performance, she finds that her sister has committed suicide.
    Marie’s reaction is immediate and eventful : she pretends to be her sister.
    Marie plunges into Lucie’s life, exploring the aspects of her own nature that she had always denied. Discovering the hidden sides of her sister’s life, she discovers herself.
    Marie gets trapped in the game, intoxicated with deception, success and illusions. How can you remain a woman obsessed with truth, when you’ve taken on a persona made up of lies ? Who can tell if the pure of heart are what they claim to be ?
    Marie wants everything. Social success and privacy, purity and impurity, sex and tenderness. How far will she go ?

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Hugo Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    SND Groupe M6

    News agency (France) :

    Moteur !

    Co-productions :

    M6 Films, C.A.P.A.C.

    French distribution :

    United International Picture - UIP (France)

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    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producer :

    Stéphane Marsil

    Screenwriter :

    Gilles Paquet-Brenner

    Sound recordists :

    Antoine Deflandre, Laurent Chassaigne, Stéphane Reichart

    Editor :

    Bertrand Collard

    Production Designer :

    Françoise Duperthuis

    Casting :

    Marion Tenet

    Still Photographer :

    Séverine Brigeot

    Author of original work :

    Virginie Despentes

    Director of Photography :

    Pascal Ridao

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Dominique Segall, Astrid Gavard

    Continuity supervisor :

    Anaïs Marillier

    Music Composer :

    David François Moreau

    Costume designer :

    Corinne Le Flem

    French press agent :

    Dominique Segall

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

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