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PRETTY THINGS

by Gilles Paquet-Brenner

synopsis

Lucie and Marie are twin sisters with a love-hate relationship, their personalities completely opposed. Lucie is an extroverted pin-up model, while Marie is a quiet, reserved model of austerity. One day, when Lucie is offered an exclusive recording contract despite the fact that she cannot sing, Marie, who possesses a good singing voice, goes to Paris to perform in place of her sister. When Marie returns to Lucie, she finds Lucie has committed suicide, and she has no choice but to assume Lucie's name. But as she spirals uncontrollably further downward into Lucie's dark life, she finds a hidden side of herself.

international title: Pretty Things
original title: Les jolies choses
country: France
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
release date: FR 14/11/2001, BE 19/12/2001
screenplay: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
cast: Marion Cotillard, Stomy Bugsy, Patrick Bruel, Titoff, Ophélie Winter
cinematography by: Pascal Ridao
film editing: Bertrand Collard
art director: Françoise Dupertuis
costumes designer: Corinne Le Flem
music: David Moreau
producer: Stéphane Marsil
production: Hugo Productions, M6 Films
distributor: United International Pictures France, Belga Films SA
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