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It is turn of the century in Paris and a scandalous romp is underfoot. The ravishing Lea (Michelle Pfeiffer) contemplates retirement from her renowned stature as Paris' most envied seductress to the rich and famous, but her plans are cut short when she is approached by a former courtesan and arch rival, the barb-throwing gossip Charlotte Peloux (Kathy Bates). Charlotte encourages Lea to teach her disaffected 19-year-old son - a bon vivant nicknamed Cheri (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.
Directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen) and written by Christopher Hampton (Atonement) based on the 1920 novel by Collette.
- Christopher Hampton (based on the novel 'Cheri' by Collette)
Rating: M contains sex scenes
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