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The Names of Love

Directed by: Michel Leclerc
100 Minutes, 2010, Comedy; Drama; Romance

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. Baya Benmahmoud, 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.


Director: Michel Leclerc

Producer: Caroline Adrian

Producer: Fabrice Goldstein

Producer: Antoine Rein

Cast: Jacques Gamblin

Cast: Sara Forestier

Cast: Zinedine Soualem

Cast: Carole Franck

Cast: Jacques Boudet

Cast: Michèle Moretti

Written by: Michel Leclerc

Written by: Baya Kasmi

Distributor: TF1 International


Winner, Cesar Awards, Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay (2011)

Winner, Etoiles d'Or, Best Actress (2011)