Read My Lips


1h 55m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Carla Behm is a long-time employee of a Parisian property development company; hardworking and well-informed, she's a 35-year-old secretary who'd like to move up the ranks, but her own timidity, caused largely by a serious hearing problem, always holds her back. Salvation comes in the form of Paul A

Film Details

Also Known As
Lee mis Labios, Sulle mie labbra, Sur mes levres
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; France 2 Cinéma; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Pathe Image; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures; A-Film Distribution; Alternative Films; Karmafilms (Spain); Magnolia Pictures; Miracle (Denmark); Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Nexo Digital; Palace Films; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Primer Plano Film Group; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

Carla Behm is a long-time employee of a Parisian property development company; hardworking and well-informed, she's a 35-year-old secretary who'd like to move up the ranks, but her own timidity, caused largely by a serious hearing problem, always holds her back. Salvation comes in the form of Paul Angeli, the new trainee she manages to have hired. Paul is 25-years-old and completely unskilled--in fact, he's clueless. But he has other qualities: he's a thief, fresh out of jail and, what's more, he's handsome. As the saying goes, "it takes two to tango," and soon Carla and Paul begin a cagey dance for position and power--Carla learns to use Paul to channel her own aggression and ambitions, while Paul finds a way to make Carla a player in his own criminal plots and efforts at revenge. As both get to know each other better, their strange mutually dependent relationship ties them together in dark and fateful ways...

Film Details

Also Known As
Lee mis Labios, Sulle mie labbra, Sur mes levres
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; France 2 Cinéma; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Pathe Image; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures; A-Film Distribution; Alternative Films; Karmafilms (Spain); Magnolia Pictures; Miracle (Denmark); Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Nexo Digital; Palace Films; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Primer Plano Film Group; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of three 2001 Cesar Awards including Best Actress (Emmanuelle Devos), Best Screenplay and Best Sound.

Released in United States Summer July 5, 2002

Released in United States July 19, 2002

Released in United States on Video July 22, 2003

Released in United States February 2001

Released in United States 2002

Released in United States February 2002

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 21-28, 2001.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 18- May May 2, 2002.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival February 6-17, 2002.

Released in United States Summer July 5, 2002

Released in United States July 19, 2002 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video July 22, 2003

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 21-28, 2001.)

Released in United States 2002 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 18- May May 2, 2002.)

Released in United States February 2002 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival February 6-17, 2002.)