Release date10 July 2010 (2010-07-10) WriterBaya Kasmi, Michel Leclerc Initial releaseNovember 24, 2010 (Belgium) Music directorJerome Bensoussan, David Euverte ScreenplayMichel Leclerc, Baya Kasmi CastJacques Gamblin (Arthur Martin), Sara Forestier (Bahia Benmahmoud), Zinedine Soualem (Mohamed Benmahmoud, le père de Bahia), Jacques Boudet (Lucien Martin, le père d'Arthur), Carole Franck (Cécile Benhmamoud, la mère de Bahia), Michèle Moretti (Annette Martin, la mère d'Arthur) Similar moviesAnonymous, Student Services, The Tailor of Panama, Hipsters, The Edukators, Chatô, The King of Brazil
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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 was awarded two César Awards in 2011, including Best Actress for Sara Forestier and Best Original Screenplay.
The former French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin makes a cameo appearance.
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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. Bahia 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 Bahia Benmahmoud
Zinedine Soualem as Mohamed Benmahmoud
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.