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The Apartment

The Apartment

Review score: * * * * *

cast: Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, Romane Bohringer, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey

year: 1996

colour: yes

certificate: 15

director: Gilles Mimouni

runtime: 116

Max  (Vincent Cassel) is a former bohemian and an amateur writer who gets a job in New York and leaves his girlfriend Lisa who he was madly in love with, in mysterious circumstances. After two years he returns home to Paris and decides to settle down and get married to a French girl called Muriel. By chance, he catches a glimpse of his lost love, Lisa (Monica Bellucci) in a cafe but fails to make contact before she storms out. Determined to meet her, Max secretly cancels his business trip abroad to pursue his lost love. Through a series of ruses and perseverance, he enters Lisa's apartment. Hearing that somebody else has arrived, he hides in her wardrobe...


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