The Names of Love
|The Names of Love|
|Directed by||Michel Leclerc|
|Produced by||Antoine Rein
|Written by||Michel Leclerc
|Music by||Jérôme Bensoussan
|Edited by||Nathalie Hubert|
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|Distributed by||UGC Distribution|
The Names of Love (French: Le Nom des gens) is a 2010 French romantic comedy 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
The Names of Love received generally positive reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an aggregate score of 73%, based on 52 reviews, with an average rating of 6.8 out of 10. The film also has a score of 62 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 19 reviews.
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- "The Names of Love". Metacritic.
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