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The Names of Love

Le nom des gens

FEATURE FILM 102'
Romantic comedy

She's a free spirit, he's pretty uptight. When they fall in love, sparks fly... A feel-good and intelligent contemporary satire.
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Directed by

Michel Leclerc (Pirate TV, The Names of Love)

Starring

Jacques Gamblin (Hippocrates, The Finishers, The Names of Love)
Sara Forestier (Pirate TV, Gainsbourg: Je t'aime... Moi Non Plus, The Names of Love, Wild Grass, Games of Love and Chance - Best promising actress at the Cesar Awards 2005)

Production

Karé Productions and Delante Films

2010 / Original language: French / Color / Dolby SR SRD / available in hd

Her father is from Algeria; his mother is a Jew. She's a free spirit, he's a complete square. She's provocative, he is discreet. She's shameless, he carries several generations' worth of guilt on his shoulders. She doesn’t hesitate to use sex to turn conservatives into liberals; he is a one woman man. Bahia Benmahmoud and Arthur Martin are as different as two people can be.
So when they fall in love, sparks fly…

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Cesar Awards 2011 - 2 awards and 4 nominations
Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay



Cannes Film Festival 2010
Semaine de la Critique



Trophées du Film Français 2011
Discovery duo - Michel Leclerc-Antoine Rein, Fabrice Goldstein (Karé), Caroline Adrian (Delante)



Angoulême French-speaking Film Festival 2010
Best director and Public Prize



Cabourg Film Festival 2010
Public Prize



Festival des Avant-Premières
Best Film and Best Actress


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"A film of rare intelligence."
"The most heartily recommended film of the end of the year."
ROLLING STONE

"The wildest and most original comedy of the fall"
FEMME ACTUELLE

"A real pearl"
PREMIERE

"Run out to see THE NAMES OF LOVE!"
LE POINT

"Excellent"
"A film with offbeat, excessive, funny and touching characters."
ELLE

"A powerful comedy"
"The best burst of delirium in French cinema in a long time"
"An original and delightful feature film"
24 HEURES (Switzerland)

"A great breath of freedom”
PARIS MATCH

"Clever, audacious, exhilarating."
LE FIGARO

"Moving, committed, hilarious"
LE JOURNAL DU DIMANCHE

"Delightful"
LE PARISIEN

"A very funny and very incisive film."
"Lively and light."
"Nanni Moretti just found his French cousin."
MADAME FIGARO

"An oddball, pithy political romcom, The Names of Love has vigour, intelligence to spare, and a winning - if unlikely - romantic duo at its lead."
"... it provides its share of spiky laughs and is certainly hard to dislike."
SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

"A biting comedy on identity that votes in favor of the right to laugh."
"Explosively funny"
STUDIO CINELIVE

"Heartily recommended"
"A nugget of gold"
MARIE CLAIRE

"A hilarious comedy"
MARIE FRANCE

"An atypical, offbeat comedy, full of humor and inspired moments."
LE FIGARO MAGAZINE

"A delectable offbeat comedy"
MARIANNE

"An offbeat, funny and daring comedy"
VERSION FEMINA

“A comedy at the Cannes Film Festival! An event rare enough to be pointed out.”
“Truly exhilarating”
“Keep the seemingly simple title in mind; the directing and writing are loaded with surprises, big laughs, moments of sheer madness and tenderness.”
“The film is as hilariously funny as it is intelligent.”
“Brilliant little film”
LE JOURNAL DU DIMANCHE

"feel-good, intelligent comedy"
"aesthetically captivating and carried by the pace of the narrative and quality performances by its lead actors: Sara Forestier and Jacques Gamblin."
"a highly entertaining film which doesn’t lack sensitivity."
CINE EUROPA

"A hilarious, insolent comedy, light yet profound.
Could you dream up a more beautiful film to open the festival? ...the most exciting film that's been shown since the festival began.
Emotions often flood in with the laughs.
Not a single second needs to be cut from this dynamic film, carried by witty, ultra-sharp dialogue.
How about the actors? Jacques Gamblin is perfect as usual. Sara Forestier is spectacular..."
LATRIBUNE.FR

"An offbeat comedy with a great story."
LATRIBUNE DE GENEVE (Switzerland)

"A contempo satire."
VARIETY

"A film that will make you feel good"
TELERAMA

"A wild and hilarious comedy"
TELE Z

"Not to miss"
TV GRANDES CHAINES

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Available in :

Spanish