Body to Body

Synopsis: Laura Bartelli is a stripper in a French bar. She retires after a moody landscape architect named Marco Tisserand asks her to abandon her life and share his. However, after her red Volkswagen runs off the road en route to the rendezvous, she ends up scarred and comatose in a hospital. Marco stays at her bedside. After some months, she awakens in a world of silence and gradually begins her new life with Marco, which is filled with affection and tenderness. She begins to love herself as much as she loves Marco. They have a son, Jeannot. Laura's deafness is more an irritation than an impediment and six years pass in family harmony. However, when Jeannot displays an unusual dysfunction at school, she goes to see a psychologist in Lyon, and shows a photograph of her son with his father. The psychologist recognizes Marco as a former university student colleague and tells her that he is a doctor a doctor with a past and even darker intentions for her and their child.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): François Hanss
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
101 min

I'm dying

I can hear the footsteps of death

approaching me

How I wish I could lead my life

all over again

"You were right, Sidharth, my friend"

I was running towards

my own destruction

How I wish I had listened to you

and gone home that night

Maybe life would have taken

another turn

"Kabir, come on... the night is

almost over. What are you doing?"

You're sitting with him too?

Get up! It's almost five

"Make him see reason!

- Come on, Kabir"

"Kabir, come on now.

It's very late"

We've got to go to the court in

the morning. What are you upto?

It's going to be dawn soon

"Yes, it's going to be dawn.

Let's wait for a little while more"

We'll say good-morning to Mr Sun

and go back to our houses

You'll keep up all night to say

good-morning to the Sun?

"What's your problem, after all?

Why don't you go home?"

"If I knew what the problem is,

wouldn't I have gone home..."

and slipped under the sheets

like the other idiots?

I don't know what my problem is

"Die, you bastard! Die!

...Leave him alone. Come on"

How can we leave him like this?

- Get into the car

Let him die! Get in!

Get to the court

in the morning!

Wayward and wandering...

"a strange obsession

grips my heart"

"Every moment, I feel

a strange restlessness..."

"what ghost possesses

my heart?"

"The Sun rises for the world

every morning..."

"it is that moment

when it sets in my heart"

Wayward and wandering...

"a strange obsession

grips my heart"

"In your world, O Lord..."

my heart found peace nowhere

"If there was someone who could

give solace to my heart..."

I never met such a person

I'm a married woman


- I'm not in search of company...

a friend or a conscience-keeper

So tell me that you're

happily married...

"and very content.

- Yes, I'm content"

But what has that

to do with you?

It's a human being's duty madam...

to care for one another's

joys and sorrows

Will you have a drink?

Can't you hear me?

I'm a married woman

And my husband...

- Where's your husband?

I'll buy him a drink too.

- He's not in town at the moment

I love such husbands

May we celebrate his absence

from the city?

He keeps coming here

over the week-ends

"See, madam, the offer I made

of buying you a drink..."

holds good only for a little while.

I'm here only for an hour and a half

"After that, I'm going away.

Forever. From your life"

"All right, buy me a soft-drink,

if you must"

You don't seem to belong here.

- What makes you guess?

Your face. Your face tells me that

you are related to a very rich family

They're taking good care of you

"Yes, they're taking

very good care of me"

How I wish I had someone

to soothe my tired body...

someone who could satisfy the needs

of my soul and my body

Get married.

- Married?

These needs I feel

only for a night

So your name is Sonia?

Lovely name

"Could you get me some tissues

from the bathroom, please?"


let me take you...

to a place...

where sweet intoxication...

"awaits us in the shadows

of the stars"

"Come, let me take you..."

to the skies

to that place

"Riding on the melody

of the winds..."

come to me... come closer to me

"This is a journey

of our dreams..."

a whirlpool of my heart...

"come, drown in it"

This moment...

that was hiding...

I have found

to a place...

where sweet intoxication...

"awaits us in the shadows

of the stars"

"Come, let me take you..."

to the skies

to that place

"The mood is mellow, the moonlight

is being mischievous..."

come to me

"Even dew pricks,

our union promises a fragrance..."

do not go away from me

A beautiful dream...

is coming true for you

To a place...

where sweet intoxication...

"awaits us in the shadows

of the stars"


let me take you...

to a place...

where sweet intoxication...

"awaits us in the shadows

of the stars"

What are you doing here?

- Looking for you

You're wasting your time

"Madam, what do we poor guys have

except time?"


Why're they staring at me?

Because everyone else tried

to sit here

And you're the first man I have

given the permission to sit here

"Can't blame the poor guys, madam.

It has to do with the way you dress"

They are drawn to you.

- My clothes?

What's so special about the clothes?

- There is

Those clothes hold your body.

And that's special

Do you come here often?

All alone?

What difference does it make?

I'm all alone at home...

and all alone even when I come here.

- So you are like me. Lonely

"No, I have my windchimes.

I spend enough time with them"

Quite an interesting effort on your

part to do away with your Ioneliness

Can I take a look at your windchimes?

I might find them useful too

Can I come over to your place?

So you want to come to my place?

- Yes

Only to see the windchimes?

- Only to hear the windchimes

Nothing else. I have no intentions

of courting danger

So you're scared of danger?

Who wants to get drenched

in a shower of gloom?

"I neither have an umbrella,

nor do I wear a cap"

You might find this strange...

but can you leave before me?


- My husband and I often come here

I don't want anyone in a city like

Pondicherry to talk about us

"Now look, madam. People will talk

about what they see, won't they?"

It's terribly difficult to

pull wool over their eyes

"That hint was enough for me.

Hats off to you, lady!"

Just like my house!

"Well? Are there no servants to

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