Private Property (2006 film)

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Private Property
Directed by Joachim Lafosse
Produced by Joseph Rouschop
Written by Joachim Lafosse
François Pirot
Starring Isabelle Huppert
Jérémie Renier
Yannick Renier
Kris Cuppens
Patrick Descamps
Dirk Tuypens
Cinematography Hichame Alaouié
Release date
  • 1 September 2006 (2006-09-01) (Venice)
  • 24 January 2007 (2007-01-24) (Belgium)
Country France
Language French
Budget $2.4 million
Box office $811.000[1]

Private Property (French: Nue Propriété) is a 2006 French-language Belgian film directed by Joachim Lafosse.[2] The film received the André Cavens Award for Best Film by the Belgian Film Critics Association (UCC).


Nue propriété is French for bare ownership/property, i.e., without usufruct. In the film a woman considers selling the house in which she lives with her twin sons. The sons oppose this. They get support from their father, who claims bare ownership of the house, and wants to keep it for the twins.


Two young adult non-identical twin men, François and Thierry, still live with their mother. They are very close, e.g. they bathe together and wash each other's hair.

They are very upset when their mother wants to sell the house. The situation gets tense and the mother leaves the house for an indefinite time. The good relation between the twins detoriates. In a fight one gets very badly injured. The other panics and feels guilty.


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  2. ^ Dargis, Manohla. "NY Times: Private Property". NY Times. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 

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