Chaos (2003)

Chaos
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 52mins.
Genres Drama, Crime
Keywords black comedy
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Rachida Brakni Actor Noemie/ Malika 1 1000001
Catherine Frot Actor Helene 1 1000002
Vincent Lindon Actor Paul 1 1000003
Line Renaud Actor Mamie 1 1000004
Aurelien Wiik Actor Fabrice 1 1000005
Wojciech Pszoniak Actor Pali 1 1000006
Ivan Franek Actor Touki 1 1000007
Chloe Lambert Actor Florence 1 1000008
Marie Denarnaud Actor Charlotte 1 1000009
Michel Lagueyrie Actor Marsat 1 1000010
Hajar Nouma Actor Zora 1 1000011
Coline Serreau Director n/a 2 2000001
Alain Sarde Producer n/a 3 3000001
Christine Gozlan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Coline Serreau Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Nicolas Fagard Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Alain Centonze Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Dominique Furge Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Jean-Francois Robin Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Catherine Renault Editor n/a 172 7000001
Ludovic Navarre Music n/a 120781 8000001
Michele Abbe Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Bruno Levy Casting n/a 179 10000001
Olivier Carbone Casting n/a 179 10000002
Dan Berthier Casting n/a 179 10000003
Karen Serreau Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Pierre Lorrain Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Muriel Moreau Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Joel Rangon Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Dominique Segall Publicity publicist 120789 29000001
Laurent Renard Publicity publicist 120789 29000002
Synopsis
Hélène and Paul are a bourgeois French couple who are constantly racing through the day to keep up with all of their obligations, barely taking the time to look at each other. As they are rushing off to an engagement, Paul and Hélène witness Malika, a young prostitute, being violently attacked by a group of men just outside of their car. As Malika is beaten and left for dead, Paul locks the doors and speeds off. Malika ends up hospitalized and in a coma. The following morning, Hélène is overwhelmed by guilt and decides to locate the woman she saw victimized. She finds Malika in the hospital and becomes determined to care for the young woman. Helene puts all of her obligations aside to be with Malika and help her recover. While caring for her, Hélène becomes aware that the pimps who attacked Malika refuse to leave her alone. So, she makes herself responsible, not only for restoring Malika's health, but also maintaining her safety. As she nurses Malika through her recovery, Hélène realizes that her life has been changed forever.