I saw a noir-ish movie a while ago, probably made in 2000 or later, that involved a romance/partnership between a deaf woman and a man.

One of them (I think the woman) worked in a bar. The woman was able to read lips, which enabled her to spy on and steal money from a criminal who was storing money in an apartment. One of the scenes took place on a rooftop overlooking the criminal's room.

I'm pretty sure the movie was in French, and I had the feeling it was from Quebec rather than France or any other French-speaking country.

I had no luck searching for the movie using keywords such as "read lips", "bar", "criminal". Any ideas as to the title of the movie?


Your description sounds like the film Sur mes lèvres (titled Read My Lips in English). The film was made in France and released in 2001. The plot involves the a nearly deaf woman, Carla (portrayed by Emmanuelle Devos), who participates in the robbery of a night-club owner. As described in Wikipedia:

Paul convinces her to help him – by using her lip-reading skills – to rob Marchand, a nightclub owner to whom he owes a lot of money and for whom he is working at night to pay off the debt.

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