Michel Leclerc (Pirate TV, The Names of Love)
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)
KarÃ© Productions and Delante Films
2010 / Original language: French / Color / 1.85 / 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 doesnât 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 flyâ¦
"A film of rare intelligence."
"The most heartily recommended film of the end of the year."
"The wildest and most original comedy of the fall"
"A real pearl"
"Run out to see THE NAMES OF LOVE!"
"A film with offbeat, excessive, funny and touching characters."
"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 freedomâ
"Clever, audacious, exhilarating."
"Moving, committed, hilarious"
LE JOURNAL DU DIMANCHE
"A very funny and very incisive film."
"Lively and light."
"Nanni Moretti just found his French cousin."
"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."
"A biting comedy on identity that votes in favor of the right to laugh."
"A nugget of gold"
"A hilarious comedy"
"An atypical, offbeat comedy, full of humor and inspired moments."
LE FIGARO MAGAZINE
"A delectable offbeat comedy"
"An offbeat, funny and daring comedy"
âA comedy at the Cannes Film Festival! An event rare enough to be pointed out.â
âKeep the seemingly simple title in mind; the directing and writing are loaded with surprises, big laughs, moments of sheer madness and tenderness.â
âThe film is as hilariously funny as it is intelligent.â
âBrilliant little filmâ
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 doesnât lack sensitivity."
"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..."
"An offbeat comedy with a great story."
LATRIBUNE DE GENEVE (Switzerland)
"A contempo satire."
"A film that will make you feel good"
"A wild and hilarious comedy"
"Not to miss"
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