Nathalie (2003)

A middle-aged woman fears that her husband is cheating on her -- and chooses a very unlikely method for verifying her paranoia -- in this psychological drama from the writer of Une Liaison Pornographique. Catherine (Fanny Ardant) is a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 2, 2006
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A seductive French import that portrays adult issues of jealousy and betrayal with strong lead performances and considerable French charm.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

... the conceit works beautifully with the right personalities, talented and uninhibited, engaged in its execution.

Anita Gates
New York Times

A woman (Fanny Ardant) hires a prostitute (Emmanuelle Béart) to seduce her unfaithful husband (Gérard Depardieu) in Anne Fontaine's seductive and intriguing film.

Chris Barsanti

well-mannered, though never dull

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James Berardinelli

Nathalie... offers compelling food for thought, with a little visual stimulation thrown in on the side.

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Ed Park
Village Voice

Nathalie is intricate, provocative, cleanly acted, but it's never entirely convincing -- and never more so than in the table-turning climax.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Exceptional performances and the oh-so-Frenchness of the complications produce an erotic tale that plays like the best gossipy story you ever heard about people you thought you knew.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Beguiling and surprising.

Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

A stylish, sharply observed erotic mystery.

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Kent Turner

Between the leonine Ardant, the streets of Paris, and the nearly hypnotic score by Michael Nyman, the sophisticated Nathalie oozes with elegance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Veronique Kwak
"nathalie" is the original french movie of "chloe" which gets released just few months ago in america. thus i have to watch… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Nathalie", Bernard(Gerard Depardieu), a businessman, and Catherine(Fanny Ardant), a gynecologist, have been married for… More
Luke Baldock
A brilliantly sexy and mature film that tackles relationships. It delves into our chracters minds and their wants as well as examining trust and sensuality.… More
Curt C
Talk about false advertising. Nothing sexy in the least; even the vivid sex scene descriptions are made to seem completely banal. And hey, look, another… More
Dean McKenna
Not a bad psychological mystery of sexuality. Emmanuelle Beart's hot like a naughty girl. I love arthouse films made in France.
Brian R
I can see why Anne Fontaine wasn't happy when she made "Nathalie". The two lead stars seem to hold a certain distance when they're paired… More

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