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L' Appartement (The Apartment) Reviews

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November 8, 2016
Enjoyable and mysterious film. Monica Bellucci in the role of an enigmatic woman is gorgeous. Plot is riveting and follows all the conventions of good mysteries.
½ September 21, 2015
The French film upon which Wicker Park was based, this is a very stylish little thriller and stars the duo of Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci, which automatically buys it some cool points in my book.

Well worth a look, give it a rental at the very least.
February 21, 2014
It's okay, not great. Either the French act in ways that are totally different from the rest of humanity or this movie is really, really contrived.
½ November 4, 2013
All credit goes to the clever plot and the performances from the three leads. Pleasing romantic thriller.
½ July 17, 2013
prvo me uznemirio kraj, mislila sam da necu moci spavati. sad tek kad se malo sleglo, vidim da je super kraj i da mi je super film, iako sam jos uvijek malo u soku.
½ April 7, 2013
Love is the suspense? awesome movie. But stupid, and painful...
April 5, 2013
this is one of the best monica bellucci's films!! wicker park should be ashamed for even thinking to remake this film!!
½ March 16, 2013
Got this for Monica of course, but she wasn't in it quite enough. The movie integrated a *lot* of flashback type sequences, so time kept jumping around quite a bit, making it rather hard to follow at times. The story already had a lot of dramatic folds to it which would have been great to see develop linearly, so the time jumping just confused and muddled it all.
garyX
Super Reviewer
½ January 20, 2013
A successful executive overhears a phone conversation hinting at adultery and murder, and convinced that his ex-lover is involved, attempts to track her down to discover the truth about her sudden disappearance from his life. Echoing the likes of Suspicion and Vertigo, L' Appartement is very Hitchcockian in flavour, adding some very French sensuality and emotional turmoil to the mix. The story relies on the misdirection of both the protagonist and the audience by planting seeds of doubt that, once the truth is cleverly revealed by exposing the other side of the story from the point of view of another character, show that all of the previous events have been completely misinterpreted (unless you are VERY clever!). A young Vincent Cassel makes for a believable central character, constantly wrong-footed and perplexed at these events that seem to be manipulated by some unknown force and its very easy to understand his adoration for a Monica Belucci who has never been more beautiful or appealing. In this day and age where twists are ten a penny, L' Appartement's offbeat approach succeeds in keeping you guessing right until the end and nicely blends intrigue and romance in a way that I suspect would appeal to both genders equally.
½ January 20, 2013
A successful executive overhears a phone conversation hinting at adultery and murder, and convinced that his ex-lover is involved, attempts to track her down to discover the truth about her sudden disappearance from his life. Echoing the likes of Suspicion and Vertigo, L' Appartement is very Hitchcockian in flavour, adding some very French sensuality and emotional turmoil to the mix. The story relies on the misdirection of both the protagonist and the audience by planting seeds of doubt, that once the truth is cleverly revealed by exposing the other side of the story from the point of view of another character, show that all of the previous events have been completely misinterpreted (unless you are VERY clever!). A young Vincent Cassel makes for a believable central character, constantly wrong-footed and perplexed at these events that seem to be manipulated by some unknown force and its very easy to understand his adoration for a Monica Belucci who has never been more beautiful or appealing. In this day and age where twists are ten a penny, L' Appartement's offbeat approach succeeds in keeping you guessing right until the end and nicely blends intrigue and romance in a way that I suspect would appeal to both genders equally.
January 19, 2013
What a terrific movie. Lose your way in labyrinthine plot shifts between locations, perspectives, backstory and now until you feel as if you're in a kind of Hitchcock-inspired story Sudoku. Vincent Cassel is, well, Cassel - and Monica Bellucci elusive and drop dead gorgeous. The only sane person in the whole story gets punished for it. Edge of seat stuff - how did I miss this first time round?
December 31, 2012
This seductive French film is shot in great confidence by director Mimouni. The story has an old fashioned mysterious romantic appeal, but the editing and the mixture of time and place gives it an edgy modern feel as well.
November 17, 2012
Very well written and beautifully acted. A movie that really takes you on a thrilling journey,
October 24, 2012
It's exciting and alot more than just a love story.
October 15, 2012
An engrossing romantic drama/thriller with beautiful Monica Belucci that only the French can make.
½ October 12, 2012
Romance that keeps you on the edge of your seat...
October 2, 2012
Love this French film with my favorite team of actors Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel.
September 23, 2012
This impressively accomplished first and, to date, only film by Gilles Mimouni is a labyrinthine romantic thriller. Don Simpson might have pitched it as "A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Alfred Hitchcock as a tragedy. In French". Vincent Cassell is sent on a romantic rollercoaster ride as he catches a fleeting sound of old love Lisa, who disappeared just as things were on the verge of getting serious. That Lisa is played by the stunning Monica Bellucci is reason enough to believe that Max becomes obsessed with finding her, only to find his path crossed by plain but sexy Alice, who's also involved with his best friend Lucien. Through flashbacks from various characters' perspectives a complicated set of mirrored obsessions and deceits emerges with each characters' true desire either misplaced or deliberately deceived by another. The cast keep things involving even as the twists build to an inevitably tragic ending.
August 27, 2012
Sexy, complicated film and very well arranged. Love how the story flows, though I thought Max is too indecisive, it's bit unrealistic
August 23, 2012
Very interesting with its use of Flashbacks. I found the twists and turns kept me interested the whole movie.
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