How Much Do You Love Me?

How Much Do You Love Me?

How Much Do You Love Me?

Francois (Campan), is, apparently, a ‘typical’ Frenchman. He’s single, not very good looking or charismatic, and he’s besotted with Daniela, (Bellucci), a voluptuous Italian whore who works at a brothel in Pigalle. Rather than pay 150 euros – plus the cost of an overpriced bottle of champagne – for a brief session with her, Francois offers Daniela 100,000 Euros a month to live with him – he reveals he’s just won the lottery. Daniela agrees. But Francois has a bad heart, which troubles his doctor friend. And Daniela has another lover, a brutish gangster, played by Gerard Depardieu.

2005Rating: R18, contains offensive language & sex scenes95 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
Comedy

How Much Do You Love Me? / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Blier's take on beauty vs. shleppiness, mercenary seduction vs. true romance, and cash as a motivating factor in sexual desire is thoroughly enjoyable, if slightly protracted. As the pragmatic hooker, Monica Bellucci is ideally utilized to beguile, titillate and get the intellect firing...

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ABC

ABC

The droll situation of a drab little man with a dicky heart fulfilling his dream by living with a sex goddess is an amusing one; almost as amusing are the additional characters – the doctor, the gangster, and Francois’ neighbour, Farida Rahouadj, who first complains about the noises emanating from Francois’ apartment and then becomes involved with the strange ménage. Blier’s fascination for these sex-obsessed characters is complemented by his striking use of the widescreen, his off-the-wall sense of humour, and a soundtrack composed of opera excerpts and a haunting musical theme. The actors are all excellent...

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