Watch: Le Nom des gens 2010 123movies, Full Movie Online – Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn’t hesitate to sleep with those who don’t agree with her to convert them to her cause – which is a lot of people, as all right-leaning people are concerned. Generally, it works pretty well. Until the day she meets Arthur Martin, a discreet forty-something who doesn’t like taking risks. She imagines that with a name like that, he’s got to be slightly fascist. But names are deceitful and appearances deceiving….
Plot: Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn’t hesitate to sleep with those who don’t agree with her to convert them to her cause – which is a lot of people, as all right-leaning people are concerned. Generally, it works pretty well. Until the day she meets Arthur Martin, a discreet forty-something who doesn’t like taking risks. She imagines that with a name like that, he’s got to be slightly fascist. But names are deceitful and appearances deceiving.
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|7.1/10 Votes: 7,992|
|72% | RottenTomatoes|
|62/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 254 Popularity: 6.133 | TMDB|
whoring against fascism
Arthur Martin (Jacques Gamblin) is a reserved member of the Office of Epizootic Diseases. He has an interview on the radio. Left-wing opinionated Baya Benmahmoud (Sara Forestier) is taking calls for the station. She bursts in on the interview to complain. Martin’s Jewish mother hid from the Nazis and changed her name. She was glad to marry Arthur’s French father and take his name. Arthur isn’t too happy with his name either which is the name of a popular cooker. Baya’s father is Algerian. His family members were killed by the military. Baya’s mother is a hippie from an upper class French family. She was happy to lose her name and gain an Arab name. Arthur’s family represses their haunted history while Baya’s family is boisterous and political. She was sexually molested by a neighbor as a child and is very sexually liberated as an adult. On the other hand, he’s very repressed. She uses sex to convert ‘fascists’ to her politics. Despite being a socialist, he catches her eye and they become an odd pairing as she continues to try to convert ‘fascists’ from all sides.
Normally, I have difficulties with French comedies. It may be the cultural barrier or it may simply be reading the subtitles. There is something distancing about having to read a joke rather than have it performed. Sara Forestier is able to break through with her expressiveness. She is enchanting, sexy and magnetic. Jacques Gamblin also has a great deal of charm. His expressions are the perfect foil for her. They work brilliantly together. There are real big laughs in this and that is rare for me with foreign language verbal jokes. Physical humor is without borders but written jokes have a harder time crossing those borders. It’s also a great romance. His support for her father is pure romanticism. This is a great unconventional rom-com.
A charming and hilarious film.
A very good friend and I saw this film at the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival. We both thought that it was hilarious and charming. Within the first fifteen minutes of the film, the theater was resounding with loud bursts of laughter from the audience. That continued throughout the course of the film. Frequently, French “comedies” can be very intelligent, enjoyable and well worth seeing. But they are rarely, (at least since the days of Jacques Tati’) “laugh out loud” funny. I am very frustrated by the fact that (at least to my knowledge) there has not been a major release of this film in the movie theaters in the Los Angeles area. I would love to be able to share this delightful film with family and friends! I have been able to locate very few reviews of the film by media film critics. While virtually all of these reviews have been very positive, some have tended to pigeon-hole the film as being a satire of some of the more esoteric components of French culture and society, and therefore not likely to be of interest to film-goers who are not especially knowledgeable or interested in a comedy focused on such a theme.
This could not be further from the truth! The reality is that the film works wonderfully on its own terms, and that to thoroughly enjoy it one need not be particularly conversant in the intricacies or peculiarities of French culture. I am praying that, at the very least, the film is released in a home video format with English language subtitles. Then, at least, purveyors of fine foreign films would get the opportunity to see and enjoy it.! And I would not be deprived of the vast pleasure of sharing it with friends who enjoy high quality films!
Update: Very good news! Subsequent to the writing of this review, both the Sunday LA Times and the Sunday New York Times published special editions of their summer movie “sneaks” ie films to be released this summer-and both indicated that “The Names of Love” would be playing in theaters commencing around the end of June/beginning of July. Don’t miss it!
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Michel Leclerc
Writer Baya Kasmi, Michel Leclerc
Actors Sara Forestier, Jacques Gamblin, Zinedine Soualem
Awards 3 wins & 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm, Super 16, Super 8
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm