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Cheri (Chéri) - Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates, Rupert Friend, Stephen Frears

Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

It is turn of the century in Belle Époque Paris and a scandalous romp is underfoot. The sensational tale begins as the ravishing Lea (Michelle Pfeiffer) contemplates retirement from her renowned stature as Paris's most envied seductress to the rich and famous. Her plans are cut short when she is approached by a former courtesan and arch rival, the barb-throwing gossip Charlotte Peloux (Kathy Bates), who encourages Lea to teach her disaffected 19-year-old son - a bon vivant nicknamed "Chéri" (Rupert Friend) - a thing or two about women. The resulting escapades involve power struggles over sex, money, age and society - and unexpectedly, love itself - as a boy who refuses to grow up collides with a woman who realizes she cannot stay young forever.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film drama romance Paris 1920s Twenties marriage relationship sex France love courtesan Belle Époque

Persons of interest

  • Michelle Pfeiffer .... Lea de Lonval
  • Kathy Bates .... Madame Peloux
  • Rupert Friend .... Chéri
  • Felicity Jones .... Edmee
  • Frances Tomelty .... Rose
  • Iben Hjejle .... Marie Laure
  • Bette Bourne .... Baronne
  • Gaye Brown .... Lilli
  • Tom Burke .... Vicomte Desmond
  • Natasha Cashman .... Mme Roland
  • Andras Hamori .... Otto
  • Nichola McAuliffe .... Mme Aldonza
  • Joe Sheridan .... Marcel
  • Hubert Tellegen .... Ernest
  • Jack Walker .... Monsieur Roland
  • Rollo Weeks .... Guido
  • Stephen Frears .... Narrator
  • Colette .... Author
  • Christopher Hampton .... Screenwriter
  • Stephen Frears .... Director

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Theatrical report

If you like to watch excessively rich people swanning around suffering from angst, ennui and other strange looking words then Cheri (Chéri) is the film for you. It's almost a sequel to An old mistress (Une vieille maîtresse) in that respect. You even get to see Rupert Friend's bum.

The drama, romance movie Cheri (Chéri) is directed by Stephen Frears and stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates, Rupert Friend.

Government security censorship classification

M (Sex scenes and drug references)

Surveillance time

93 minutes (1:33 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 23 July 2009

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