À ton image
|À ton image|
|Directed by||Aruna Villiers|
|Produced by||Virginie Silla|
|Written by||Louise Lambrichs (book)
|Running time||94 minutes|
À ton image is a 2004 French film directed by Aruna Villiers. The story, based on the novel À ton image by Louise L. Lambrichs, is about a couple whose desire for a child leads them onto dangerous ground.
In order to put a painful past and a terrible sense of guilt behind her, a sterile young woman named Mathilde (played by Nastassja Kinski) uses extreme cloning methods to give birth to Manon (Audrey DeWilder), and is comforted by her obstetrician husband Thomas (Christopher Lambert). Manon starts off as a very normal child; but suffers from intense nightmares, that we later uncover to be her mother's memories. The child's growth is abnormally rapid and she becomes the splitting image of her mother. Manon becomes determined to destroy her mother's life, even showing affection for Mathilde's husband Thomas. Manon eventually learns what happened to her brother who drowned in the well at the back of their property. Gradually, the relation between them evolves in an odd manner as Manon takes over her mother's role in the family.
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