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A dark haired woman stands with her arms, covered in rubber gloves, bent in front of her.

The Nature of Love Simple comme Sylvain

  Monia Chokri

  Canada, France     111 minutes


Plenty of films have been made about adultery. But not many of them are rom-coms told from the perspective of the philandering woman. Sophia (Magalie Lépine Blondeau) is a philosophy professor whose relationship with nice guy Xavier (Francis-William Rhéaume) stimulates her mind — and that’s about it. Enter Sylvain (Pierre-Yves Cardinal), a simple handyman who excites Sophia in all the ways her partner cannot. How can she choose between these two very different men, each of whom satisfies her in distinct ways?

Writer-director Monia Chokri asks a provocative question — can sexual and intellectual gratification co-exist in the same relationship? — in this seductive, playful story about having it all.

 French with subtitles 

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Film Credits

  •   Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant, Nathanaël Karmitz, Elisha Karmitz
  •   Monia Chokri
  •   Pauline Gaillard
  •   André Turpin
  •   Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Monia Chokri
  •   Emile Sornin
  •   Philippe Lombart
  •   Metafilms, MK Productions


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