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Desire for a subject that functions like a brief fling with no future as such, yet embellished by that very fact. Because something fleeting and futureless is not necessarrily pathetic or trivial. A brief crossing, perhaps an initiatory trip. Filming a guy's "first time", filming him like a girl. Gut level skin deep... Nostalgia for vast ocean liners, for places "beyond the law" where you can venture outside of life, safe within an interlude. Describing a passion while respecting classical tragedy's unity of time and place, setting the stage for the eternal play of Masculine/Feminine. A hot-blooded Latin temperatment versus an apparently cool English one. A ship - one night - Sudden intimacy between an Englishwoman whose complexion is frosted by bitterness and a teenager whose gaze glows like ardent coals.

  1. Catherine Breillat

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Sarah Pratt


  2. Gilles Guillain


  3. Marc Filipi


  4. Laetitia Lopez

    Assistante magicien

  5. Marc Jablonski

    Cuisinier du self

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Brief Crossing
Brief Crossing


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Original Title Brève traversée

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 10, 2001


Original Language French

Runtime 1h 20m

Budget -

Revenue -

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