The Girl (2001)
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Two women discover new love while trying to resolve their old relationships in this stylized drama. The Girl (Claire Keim) is a beautiful, bisexual cabaret singer who one night meets The Painter (Agathe de la Boulaye), an artist who is immediately and intensely attracted to her. The Girl and The Painter spend the night together, and are soon involved in an ongoing relationship, with The Painter spending most of her time at The Girl's flat in Paris. Meanwhile, The Painter finds it's not easy to break off her relationship with Bu Save (Sandra N'Kake), while The Girl is trying to keep her boyfriend, The Man (Cyril Lecomte), from finding out to much about her new romance, since she needs to maintain their relationship for the sake of her career. The Girl is the first feature film from Sandee Zeig, who helped to open the independent distribution firm Artistic License; it's based on a novella by Monique Wittig, who wrote the screenplay with Zeig. … More
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Critic Reviews for The Girl
Pretentious dialogue is matched by equally uninvolving performances in this debut feature by Sande Zeig.
The Girl resembles the unedited work of an unpromising student filmmaker whose pretension exponentially outweighs her ability.
Forces you to endure endless streams of badly written paragraphs of pseudo-poetic existentialism to get to the sex parts.
Its ambition and beauty ultimately triumph over pretense.
Celebrates the emotional and physical liberation that comes with lovemaking, while also recognizing that such exhilaration sometimes carries a price.
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