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L'appartement (The Apartment) (S) (1996) (+intro)

L'appartement (The Apartment) (S) (1996) (+intro)

  • Directed by Gilles Mimouni
  • Starring Romane Bohringer, Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci
  • FRA | ESP | ITA | 116mins | 1996 | rated (15)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film runtime: 1h 56m

(S) = Subtitled.

Part of the 'A Cinematic Odyssey: Postcards from Europe' strand.


Parisian businessman Max (Vincent Cassel) is due to fly to Japan when he recognises his long-lost love, Lisa (Monica Bellucci), in a café.

He forgets his travel plans and becomes obsessed with tracking Lisa down. The chance sighting of his great lost love sends him into a spin and sets off a whirlwind chain of events involving a mysterious woman, an older man, chic Parisian settings, Hitchcockian levels of voyeurism and, of course, the emblematic apartment at the centre of it all.

This stylish thriller from director Gilles Mimouni will confound its audience while presenting them with an extraordinary and elusive mystery.


The film will be introduced by Dr Paul Sutton, who will stay for the end of the film for a post-screening discussion in the front-tier of the downstairs seating area.