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Sur mes lèvres (English title: Read my Lips) is a 2001 French film by Jacques Audiard, co-written with Tonino Benacquista. The film stars Vincent Cassel as Paul, an ex-con on parole, and Emmanuelle Devos as Carla, a nearly deaf secretary whose colleagues treat her disrespectfully, causing her to suffer. Despite their different backgrounds and initial fear of each other, they end up intimately related and helping each other.
Jacques Audiard combines disability, insecurity, love, revenge, and intensity to form this modern thriller. The film is set partially in the unwelcoming offices, and partially the dirty underworld, of Paris. A lonely woman, burdened by the lack of respect her deafness brings her, takes comfort in a younger man who enters her life. Together they advance through scandalous operations while also falling in love.
Carla, the main protagonist, is introduced immediately with a shot of her putting her earpiece in. However, the audience is made to feel empathy not due to...