GenreDrama Story byPhilippe Blasband CountryFrance
Release date11 September 2003 (2003-09-11) (Toronto)
7 January 2004 (2004-01-07) (France)
20 May 2005 (2005-05-20) (Spain) Based onAn original idea
by Philippe Blasband WriterPhilippe Blasband (original idea), Jacques Fieschi, Anne Fontaine, Francois-Olivier Rousseau CastFanny Ardant (Catherine), Emmanuelle Béart (Nathalie / Marlène), Gérard Depardieu (Bernard), Wladimir Yordanoff (François), Judith Magre (la mère de Catherine), Rodolphe Pauly (le fils) Similar moviesDirected by Anne Fontaine, Emmanuelle Beart movies, Dramas
TaglineCan you ever control another person's sexuality?
Nathalie 2003 trailer
Nathalie... is a 2003 French drama film directed by Anne Fontaine, and starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart, and Gérard Depardieu. The screenplay concerns a woman who discovers that her husband is cheating on her.
Catherine discovers that her husband Bernard is cheating on her. She decides to pay Parisian prostitute Nathalie to have an affair with her husband, and report back to her.
Emmanuelle Béart as Nathalie / Marlène
Fanny Ardant as Catherine
Gérard Depardieu as Bernard
Wladimir Yordanoff as François
Judith Magre as Catherine's mother
Nathalie... received generally positive reviews, currently holding a 73% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. On Metacritic, which uses an average of critics' reviews, the film holds a 69/100 rating, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Director Atom Egoyan remade the film in 2009, now entitled Chloe. The film stars Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, and Amanda Seyfried. A reviewer in the New York Daily News (Elizabeth Weizmann) contrasting the original with the remake says Egoyan "Having adapted a film—via Erin Cressida Wilson's screenplay—from an erotic French drama called Nathalie, Egoyan appears convinced that he's creating a suspenseful work of art, rather than a mildly kinky bit of arthouse exploitation." However, in his self-promotion, the director of the remake, Egoyan, described Chloe as more erotically charged than Nathalie...