The Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad, in association with the Hyderabad Film Club and the French Embassy in India, is screening a French film, Read My Lips (Sur Mes Levres), at the Sarathi Studios in Ameerpet, this Tuesday. The movie is directed by Jacques Audiard, and has Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Devos, Olivier Gourmet, Olivier Perrier, Olivia Bonamy and Bernard Alane playing the character roles.
As a secretary, Carla Behm (Emmanuelle Devos, Winner Best Actress at 2002 Cesar Awards) is overqualified despite a disability that forces her to wear hearing aids in both ears. Still, her co-workers ridicule her daily for her plain looks, all the while taking credit for her best work. She's on the verge of cracking, until she gets permission to hire an assistant.
Enter Paul Angeli (Vincent Cassel). He's a suave, light-fingered ex-con unqualified for the simplest of tasks. However, when the time comes to steal a file that a co-worker has pilfered from Carla's desk, Paul has all the skills that Carla requires. Soon he discovers Carla's uncanny ability to read lips, and their relationship becomes a seductive tango as Paul enlists Carla in a revenge plot against a crooked loan shark.
A masterfully crafted romantic thriller in the Hitchcock tradition, Read My Lips won Best Screenplay at the 2002 Cesar Awards. For further details, please contact Alliance Francaise at 2770-0734/2770-0736 or Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243.