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French teenager Isabelle is spending her summer holiday with her middle-class family in the south of France and decides to lose her virginity with German teenager Felix. Then she returns to Paris with her mother Sylvie, her stepfather Patrick and her younger brother Victor. Then Isabelle works as a call girl using the nickname Lea, meeting old men. She feels affection for her client Georges that is married with a daughter. When Georges dies from a heart attack while having sex with Isabelle in a hotel, she flees but the police investigate and identify her. The detectives in charge of the investigation disclose to Sylvie, who is devastated.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A person is often isolated and adrift beneath a mask of stability and security, and even beauty. Isabelle is one among them. Tied to relatives and friends that, while capable and friendly, offer little in the way of excitement, she longs to feel alive somehow. For thrills she turns to selling her body on the internet. "Easy money is a downward spiral" she is told. "Blah, blah, blah" is her response, and she seems committed enough to continue in this underworld. This insightful, honest and nonjudgmental film does not take you in directions you expect it to go in. It leaves questions open and raw. It dares, thankfully, to take you to places that mainstream films do not, and it does so in compelling ways. Seen at the 2014 Miami International Film Festival.
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