The Names of Love

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Baya Benmahmoud (Sara Forestier), a young, extroverted liberal, lives by the old hippie slogan: "Make love, not war" to convert right-wing men to her left-wing political causes by sleeping with them. She seduces many and so far has received exceptional... read more
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Baya Benmahmoud (Sara Forestier), a young, extroverted liberal, lives by the old hippie slogan: "Make love, not war" to convert right-wing men to her left-wing political causes by sleeping with them. She seduces many and so far has received exceptional results - until she meets Arthur Martin (Jacques Gamblin), a Jewish middle aged, middle-of-the road scientist. Bound by common tragic family histories (the Algerian War and Holocaust under Vichy), the duo improbably fall in love. Amid the bubbly amour, humorous lasciviousness and moments of sheer madness, filmmaker Michel Leclerc injects satirical riffs on such hot-button sociopolitical issues as Arab-Jewish relations, anti-Semitism, immigration, and racial and cultural identity.

Original Release

11/24/2010

US Release

12/31/2009

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Cast

Jacques Gamblin Arthur Martin
Sara Forestier Bahia Benmahmoud
Zinedine Soualem Mohamed Benmahmoud
Carole Franck Cécile Delivet Benmahmoud
Jacques Boudet Lucien Martin
Michèle Moretti Annette Martin, la mère d'Arthur
Julia Vaidis-Bogard Annette à 30 ans
Nabil Massad Nassim
Zakariya Gouram Hassan Hassini
Adrien Stoclet Arthur Martin adolescent
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Michel Leclerc

Writers

Michel Leclerc, Baya Kasmi

Cast

Jacques Gamblin Arthur Martin
Sara Forestier Bahia Benmahmoud
Zinedine Soualem Mohamed Benmahmoud
Carole Franck Cécile Delivet Benmahmoud
Jacques Boudet Lucien Martin
Michèle Moretti Annette Martin, la mère d'Arthur
Julia Vaidis-Bogard Annette à 30 ans
Nabil Massad Nassim
Zakariya Gouram Hassan Hassini
Adrien Stoclet Arthur Martin adolescent
Camille Gigot Arthur Martin enfant
Laura Genovino Bahia Benmahmoud enfant
Rose Marit Annette enfant
Yann Goven Le pianiste
Camille Chalons Une ado, la première copine d'Arthur
Delphine Baril La femme qui n'a jamais voté (as Delphine Baril)
Nicolas Sarkozy
Lionel Jospin Lionel Jospin
Alain Bedouet Lui-même présentant 'Le Téléphone Sonne' sur France Inter
Antoine Michel Le photographe

Producers

Franck Celton Executive Producer
Véronique Hallot Executive Producer
Antoine Rein Producer
Fabrice Goldstein Producer
Caroline Adrian Producer

Editors

Nathalie Hubert

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