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Love and Bruises

Love and Bruises

A Feature film by Lou Ye

Produced by Les Films du Lendemain , Why Not Productions

Release in France : 02/11/2011


    Hua, a young teacher from Beijing, is a recent arrival in Paris.
    Exiled in an unknown city, she wanders between her tiny apartment and the university, drifting between former lovers and recent French acquaintances.
    She meets Mathieu, a young worker who falls madly in love with her. Possessed by an insatiable desire for her body, he treats Hua like a dog. An intense affair begins, marked by Mathieu’s passionate embraces and harsh verbal abuse. When Hua determines to leave her lover, she discovers the strength of her addiction, and the vital role he has come to play in her life as a woman.

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    Love and Bruises

    Trailer (english subtitles)


    Love and Bruises

    French Trailer

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    Executive Producers :

    Les Films du Lendemain , Why Not Productions

    Foreign production company :

    Dream Factory

    French distribution :

    Wild Bunch Distribution

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch International

    News agency (France) :

    Le Public Système Cinéma

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    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producers :

    Pascal Caucheteux, Kristina Larsen

    Screenwriters :

    Jie Liu-Falin, Lou Ye

    Sound Recordist :

    Dana Farzanehpour

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Alexis Delage-Toriel, Annelise Landureau

    Sound editors :

    Stéphane Brunclair, Sophie Durand

    Music Composer :

    Peyman Yazdanian

    Sound Mixer :

    Olivier Dô Hûu

    Assistant directors :

    Luc Catania, Lucie Borleteau, Xu Le

    Director of Photography :

    Yu Lik Wai

    Production manager :

    Isabelle Tillou

    Editor :

    Juliette Welfling

    Production Designer :

    Guillaume Deviercy

    Costume designer :

    Virginie Montel

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    Feature film

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    French, Chinese, Mandarin

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    Suitable for all viewers, with warnings