The Girl Cut in Two

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Original title La Fille coupée en deux
Category Comedy, Drama, Thriller
UK Release Date
Production year 2007
Production Country
Directors Claude Chabrol
Cast Ludivine Sagnier, Benoît Magimel, François Berléand, Mathilda May, Marie Bunel, Valéria Cavalli, Thomas Chabrol, Jean-Marie Winling, Didier Bénureau, Caroline Sihol, Etienne Chicot, Emanuel Booz
Distributor Curzon Artificial Eye

Synopsis

Gabrielle Deneige (Ludivine Sagnier) has a high profile job presenting the weather on French TV. Despite Gabrielle's staunch work ethic however, she values her privacy over her professional career and lives in a modest house with her ageing mother (Marie Bunel). One day, renowned author Charles Saint-Denis (Francois Berleand) is interviewed at the television station where Gabrielle works, and the two feel an instant, powerful connection. Later, at a book signing, the pair continues to flirt despite the presence of a spoiled, ultra-rich, pharmaceutical heir, Paul Gaudens (Benoit Magimel) -- who openly despises the writer and longs to claim Gabrielle as his own. Despite the fact that Charles is still happily married to his wife of twenty-five years (Valeria Cavalli), with whom he shares a home in a posh ultra-modern estate in the countryside, he and Gabrielle share an intimate afternoon at the author's nearby pied-a-terre. Later, as the potentially psychotic Paul steps up his pursuit of Gabrielle, the young woman begins to question the purity of intention of either of her suitors.