The Names of Love
|The Names of Love|
|Directed by||Michel Leclerc|
|Produced by||Antoine Rein
|Written by||Michel Leclerc
|Distributed by||Music Box Films (US)|
|Running time||100 minutes|
The Names of Love (French: Le Nom des gens) is a 2010 French film, directed by Michel Leclerc, written by Leclerc and Baya Kasmi, and produced by Antoine Rein, Fabrice Goldstein and Caroline Adrian. The film recorded 764,821 admissions in Europe.
The film is semi-biographical, documenting the life of a young woman who uses sex as a weapon to influence right-wing individuals and conservative Muslims. Baya Benmahmoud (Sara Forestier), a scatter-brained, free-spirited, young left-wing activist, sleeps with her political opposites in order to manipulate them to her cause, until she finds her match in Arthur Martin (Jacques Gamblin).
- Jacques Gamblin as Arthur Martin
- Sara Forestier as Baya Benmahmoud
- Zinedine Soualem as Mohamed Benhmamoud
- Carole Franck as Cécile Delivet Benmahmoud
- Jacques Boudet as Lucien Martin
- Michèle Moretti as Annette Martin
- Zakariya Gouram as Hassan Hassini
- Lionel Jospin as himself
- Antoine Michel as photographer
- "Le nom des gens". LUMIERE – European Audiovisual Observatory. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
- "Polanski and Tarantino feted at French film awards". BBC News. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
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