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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.


Claire Keim
as The Girl
Ronald Guttman
as Bartender
Cyrille Hertel
as Bodyguard
Pascal Cervo
as Hotel Clerk
Franck Prevost
as Piano Player
Helene Juren
as Art School Model
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Critic Reviews for The Girl

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (16)

Pretentious dialogue is matched by equally uninvolving performances in this debut feature by Sande Zeig.

Full Review… | June 3, 2008
Top Critic

The Girl resembles the unedited work of an unpromising student filmmaker whose pretension exponentially outweighs her ability.

Full Review… | January 21, 2003
AV Club
Top Critic

Forces you to endure endless streams of badly written paragraphs of pseudo-poetic existentialism to get to the sex parts.

Full Review… | October 12, 2001
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Its ambition and beauty ultimately triumph over pretense.

September 28, 2001
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Celebrates the emotional and physical liberation that comes with lovemaking, while also recognizing that such exhilaration sometimes carries a price.

September 20, 2001
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Numbingly dull and repetitive.

Full Review… | September 14, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Girl

(***): [img][/img] Marginal thumbs up. An interesting curio (film noir meets lesbians).


This is the worst movie ever. Worse than Showgirls. Worse than Glitter. Just mind-numblingly boring and fucking pretentious. STAY AWAY!!

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