- Anne Fontaine
- Fanny Ardant, Gérard Depardieu, Emmanuelle Béart, Wladimir Yordanoff, Macha Polikarpova
Deux femmes. L'une est mariée, bourgeoise, active. L'autre est entraîneuse dans un bar de nuit.
Catherine paie Marlène pour coucher avec son mari Bernard qui la trompe. Elle veut qu'elle lui dise tout, tous les détails...
Catherine a fait de Marlène Nathalie, celle qui ment. C'est leur secret, leur histoire.
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 is a successful Parisian gynecologist whose long-term marriage to Bernard has been passionless as of late. When she checks his cell phone messages one afternoon, she discovers a suggestive "thank you" from a young colleague of his, which creates an even wider chasm between the two. Desperate, Catherine goes to an upscale strip club nearby to solicit the services of Nathalie a matter-of-fact prostitute. It seems Catherine wants Nathalie to seduce Bernard and report back to her each week, an assignment that's initially off-putting to the young woman, but one she begins to relish as the weeks pass. Soon, Nathalie is using intimate details to fuel Catherine's rage toward her husband. Nathalie... had its gala North American premiere at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival.