The Film Catalogue
Nelly

Nelly

Drama | English, French | 100 minutes

Company

Cinema Libre Studio


Cast & Crew

Director

Anne Émond

Producers

Pascal Bascaron, Naoufel Ben Youssef, Nicole Robert

Writers

Nelly Arcan, Anne Émond

Cast

Mylène Mackay, Simon Alain, Marie-Claude Guérin, Catherine Brunet


Trailer

vimeo.com/298490207


Synopsis

Nelly Arcan shocked the literary world with elegant phrasing and lurid details of sex work in her semi-autobiographical first novel, Putain (Whore), which became an international best-seller in 2001. A prostitute by choice, Nelly’s fragmented life is laid bare in a stylish mix of make-believe and memoir, revealing a woman lost between irreconcilable identities: the neurotic writer, the vulnerable lover, the call girl and the star. Despite literary success, the French Canadian’s remarkable life ended in tragedy.

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Completion Year

2016


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